The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State
[Received 9:45 a.m.]
282. Reference my 82, January 16, 10 a.m. The C.N.A.C. has lost the use of one of its three passenger planes as a result of a forced landing in the Yangtze River recently. Service to Calcutta is reduced to two flights a week and internal service is proportionately curtailed. Another of the planes is temporarily out of commission awaiting replacement of worn out motors.
We re-emphasize the considerations put forward in our reference telegram and urge that prompt action be taken to supply planes to C.N.A.C.