By Franklin W. Dixon
Unexplainable aircraft crashes close to an airport at the East Coast plunge Frank and Joe Hardy right into a strange case. From the instant Frank and Joe discover a radioactive engine in an plane junkyard, unforeseen risks strike like lightning. regardless of the repeated makes an attempt on their lives, the teenage detectives pursue their research, researching very important clues and others that supply the answer to at least one of the main baffling mysteries the lads and Mr. Hardy have ever encountered.
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Nice considering! ” Joe acknowledged. “Come on. Let’s get down. We’ve received to prevent a truck! ” the 2 rushed to the hearth break out, the place they noticed Bozar a long way lower than working towards the truck. He jumped in beside the driving force, then the motor vehicle roared off. “He’s going to the airport! ” Joe panted. “We’ll keep on with! ” achieving the alley, the lads rushed to Chet’s jalopy. Chet all started the motor, however it stalled seconds later with a dark groan. “That’s all we'd like! ” Chet moaned and grew to become the foremost back. No motion! “You’re out of fuel! ” Joe exclaimed. “Look! ” Chet threw a determined look on the gas gauge. Joe used to be correct. simply then bikes whined up the road. Their younger riders wore leather-based jackets, helmets, and goggles. Joe jumped out of the automobile, ran in entrance of them, and waved his fingers. They screeched to a cease a number of ft away. “Fellows, we’re out of gasoline and we’ve received to get to the airport to prevent a few crooks from getting away. are you able to supply us a experience? ” “Why no longer? ” one of many boys stated. “Hop on! ” Chet and Joe acquired at the again seats and the 4 sped towards Marlin Crag. at the means, the Bay-porters gave their rescuers a brief rationalization of what the chase used to be all approximately. a short while later Fenton Hardy watched the supply van force into the airfield and head for a small aircraft a long way out at the runway. The van stopped and the driving force and his partners leaped out. Hurriedly they opened the doorways, and transferred 3 mummy-like our bodies on stretchers to the airplane. The pilot and one other guy emerged from the aircraft and gave them a hand. Sensing hassle, Mr. Hardy jumped into his vehicle and raced towards the runway. The engine of the aircraft all started with a roar. The backwash of the propeller threw up a cloud of airborne dirt and dust. The craft started to stream whereas the detective was once nonetheless twenty yards away. unexpectedly bikes whizzed previous him in a livid staccato of noise and got here abreast of the taxiing plane, one on either side. figures jumped off the again seats and grabbed the tail. The airplane used to be so seriously loaded that the pilot had had hassle collecting pace, and the motion slowed the craft down. speedy Mr. Hardy drove as much as front and lower around the plane’s direction, compelling it to prevent. Nettleton glared furiously out the window because the Hardys collected subsequent to the cockpit door. Zinn, who sat beside him, shook his fist. in the back of them seemed the faces of Bozar, Weber, and Cain. All have been fuming. The commotion had alerted the airport police. They rushed up in patrol autos and surrounded the airplane. “Come out together with your fingers up! ” an officer shouted via a bullhorn. mins later the 5 criminals have been handcuffed and ended in a squad motor vehicle. officials entered the airplane and taken out the 3 stretchers. Joe and his father speedy ripped the tarps clear of the our bodies and printed Frank, Lefty, and Seymour. They have been respiring seriously. “We’ll want an ambulance,” one of many policemen acknowledged. “Jack, move call—” “Wait,” Fenton Hardy interrupted. “This may perhaps glance worse than it really is. ” He bent over Frank, who blinked his eyes and sat up.