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1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane...



Item # 662141

May 9, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, May 9, 1919

* 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
* NC-4

This 32 page newspaper has a three line banner headline on the front page: "TWO TRANSOCEAN FLIERS REACH HALIFAX; FLEW FROM ROCKAWAY AIR STATION IN 9 HOURS; THE NC-4 REPORTS TROUBLE AND IS MISSING" with many subheads. More inside with related photos.
Light toning and a little wear at the margins, a little creasing on a few inside pages, generally good.

wikipedia notes: The other three NCs, NC-1, NC-3, and NC-4, set out on what was intended as the first demonstration of transatlantic flight, via Newfoundland and the Azores, on 8 May 1919, with Marc Mitscher in the NC-1 in command. The group encountered severe weather off the Azores, and only the NC-4 made it through. The crew of NC-1 was rescued at sea and attempts to tow the aircraft to the Azores failed; NC-3 was forced to land some 205 mi (330 km) distance from the Azores, but the crew, led by Commander John Henry Towers, managed to sail her to Ponta Delgada unaided. See the NC-4 article for more details of that expedition.

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