Charles A. Levine, who became aviation's first...

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December 20, 1991

Charles A. Levine, who became aviation's first trans-Atlantic passenger in 1927 when he sponsored an attempt to beat Col. Charles A. Lindbergh to Europe, died Dec. 6 in Washington after a brief illness. Mr. Levine flew into history with Clarence D. Chamberlin at the controls of a 225-horsepower monoplane.They lost the race to be the first to fly the Atlantic when a suit filed by one of Mr. Chamberlin's would-be co-pilots marooned the Columbia in its hangar.

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