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Earhart Completes Solo Transatlantic Flight

 

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On May 21, 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic ocean. The famed avaitor originally planed to fly from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland to Paris, France. However mechanical issues and inclement weather conditions forced her to land in a pasture in northern Ireland. The flight covered a distance of over 2,000 miles and lasted nearly 15 hours. Congress would later award Earhart with the Distinguished Flying Cross for her extra ordinary feet. In another aviation first, Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawai to California on 1935.

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On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The famed aviator originally planned to fly from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland to Paris, France. However, mechanical issues and inclement weather conditions forced her to land in a pasture in Northern Ireland. The flight covered a distance of over 2,000 miles and lasted nearly 15 hours. Congress would later awarded Earhart with the Distinguished Flying Cross for her extraordinary feat. In another aviation first, Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California in 1935.

 

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