Amelia Earhart - First Female Transatlantic Flight

Amelia Earhart was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  Five years to the day after Charles Lindbergh flew his transatlantic flight (from Long Island to Paris), Earhart left Harbour Grace (in Newfoundland).  The date was May 20, 1932.

Encountering very bad weather and mechanical problems en route, Earhart had intended to land in Paris.  Instead, she touched down in Culmore (Northern Ireland) on May 21st, 1932.

In this clip, Earhart explains what her record-making flight was like.

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Clip of Amelia Earhart explaining her May 1932 transatlantic flight, online via YouTube.


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