In a field near Eesen, Belgium, fortnight ago a peasant looked up from his spring radishes to see the Imperial Airways liner City of Liverpool suddenly burst into flames and crash like a meteor in a field, twelve passengers and the crew of three dying instantly (TIME, April 3).
One of the passengers was a Dr. Albert Voss, dentist, of Manchester. At a coroner's inquest into his death last week, the story of the disaster became stranger than ever. The body of Dr. Voss was picked up nearly two miles from the wreckage of the plane. It was not burned. Evidence seemed to show that Dr. Voss jumped from the plane. Though his 16-year-old niece Lottie was one of the killed passengers, there was a possibility that he might have set the plane afire.