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Zeppelin II. Destroyed.

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Zeppelin II. Destroyed. CRASH AFTER MANY HOURS' FLIGHT. NEARLY 1,000 MILES COVERED. Berlin, Sunday, 9 p.m.—Count Zeppelin beat every existing record in the navigation of steer- able balloons to-dav, when he accomplished the brilliant performance of travelling on board the Zeppelin It., which replaces the balloon de- stroyed at Echterdingn, from Friedrichshafen. Lake Constance, to BitterfcJd, a distance of about 456 miles as the crow flies, without a stop. The Count steered the vessel himself, and was accompanied by two engineers and a crew of seven men. When he left Friedrichshafen on Lake Con- stance at 9.42 last night it was not known that the Count intended to carry out an endurance trial, as the weather conditions were not alto- gether favourable. The sky was overcast, and there was a strong wind. The population around Lake Constance is so used to ascents that no notice was taken when the craft flew over the town going northward. This morning the people of Treuchtlingen awoke at 6.45 to hear a noise of propellers over- head, as the airship passed rapidly over the town. A card was dropped out which expressed the Count's satisfaction at the conditions, and Baid he was voyaging to Nuremberg. The craft appeared over that city^to which it Was its first visit at 8.15. Then after going through some manoeu vres, during which a card Was thrown out, saving the airship would hke In water at Lake Dutzenteich, which, however, she did not-do, and saying she had used a con- siderable quantity of benzine, the voyage was continued. The altitude was occasionally changed, but the airship generally remained about 600 feet from the earth. The route followed passed over Erlanger, Baireuth, Hof Plauen, Zwickau, Leipzig, and Rome. Over several cities, the Count executed the most interesting manoeuvres, which were Witnessed by tens of thousands, especially at Leipzig, where the Zeppelin II. Spared above the roofs for thirty minutes. Bitterfeld was reached at ten minutes past' seven, and shortly afterwards Count Zeppelin topped a card notifying his intention to turn hack. The reports received here of the balloon's rapid progress towards the capital gave rise to the anticipation that the Count intended to Carry out his frequently-expressed intention of paying a surprise visit to Berlin, and every preparation was made for his landing on the Tempelhofen parade ground. Count Zeppelin's new airship Zeppelin II. has come to grief. The Count, with his two engineers and a crew o seven en, con- tinued the trial excursion during the night. Having remained aloft for about 40 hours, and covered a distance of nearly a thousand miles, Zeppelin II. crashed into a tree during a descent and was seriously damaged.

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