After the Endurance Flight, Walter and Fred were feted at many receptions. Their feat made front page news in many of the newspapers.
The Packard Motor Company threw all of their resources into a publicity campaign which extolled the virtues of their new aircraft diesel
engine. However, for various reasons, the diesel engine project was finally abandoned and Walter left Packard for greener pastures.
After the flight, the plane was returned to Bellanca, refitted with a gasoline engine, and sold to
Emperor Haile Selassie to be featured at his coronation. It crashed and burned on takeoff from Roosevelt field on its way to Abyssinia.
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