J.A. Morrell’s “airship”

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So, one minute you’re up in the air gaily waving to all your earthbound friends, the next, you’re peeing your pants. J.A. Morrell’s “airship” had a very brief flying career at Berkeley California on a day in May, 1908. According to one of the passengers, “we came down hard enough to realize we had reached solid earth again.” The good news: no one was killed, and, the passengers did have a good story to tell for the rest of their lives. Gee, it looked safe enough…

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