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a banana grove or a coconut grove was rice.

At the island's north end a Philippine Airlines DC-3 made a low pass over the runway.  Just before it landed, it began to gain altitude.  It circled over the ocean.  When it approached the runway again, it landed.  At the end of the runway, it turned around and taxied to the farm house.

Passengers got off the plane while other passengers waited to board.  The plane took off without taking all of them.  Shingane recorded in

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it landed in half the runway.

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by Steve Gastineau

Update 11/7/99

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