810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./241: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Colombia ( Caffery )

8. Your 15, February 6, 11 a.m. On account of delay in receiving permit for survey flight to Colombia, Pan American Airways had arranged for Lindbergh to remain in Panama until return flight to this country, which must start at 6 a.m. Sunday. If permission is received for the survey flight in time for Lindbergh to make flight to Barranquilla and return tomorrow, an effort will be made to have him do this. It is doubtful whether Lindbergh would be able to make the flight Saturday, in view of the necessity for starting return flight Sunday.

Please convey the situation tactfully to the appropriate authorities and communicate any further developments direct to Legation at Panama as well as to the Department.