National Geographic : 1925 Jan
THE FIRST RIGID AIRSHIP TO VISIT OUR PACIFIC COAST The ship reached the North Island naval air station at 10:48 p. m., October o1, but was not moored until Ia.m. The only accident ofthe cruise occurred during this landing, in which the rear gondola struck the ground. The jolt buckled one of thegirders inthetriangular runway (see diagram, page 8). The girder was replaced while the ship was at the mast, and though five days were necessary for thework, itproved that major repairs could be made at a mooring mast (see text, page 37).