11 APRIL 1931, Page 3

The R101 ' Report The Court of Inquiry under Sir

John Simon presented a unanimous Report on the R101 ' disaster. The Report is a brilliant piece of work. Its main conclusion —that a sudden loss of gas in one of the forward gasbags, associated with a heavy down-current of air, caused the catastrophe—is arrived at by a process of elimination based on experiment. The evidence adduced in support of this theory convinces ; the manner of its compilation commands both respect and gratitude.

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