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De Havilland, Galley Head Lighthouse, Jim Mollison, Pendine Sands, Amy Johnson

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This De Havilland D.H.84 G-ACCV Seafarer was specially equipped with cabin fuel tanks and strengthened undercarriage for an attempt on the world??s long distance record by Jim Mollison and Amy Johnson ?? the husband and wife aviators. They took off from Pendine Sands in South Wales on 22nd July 1933; they are pictured over Galley Head Lighthouse, County Cork, Ireland heading out over the Atlantic en route for New York. After a flight of 39 hours they arrived over Bridgeport, Connecticut, but owing to fatigue and darkness they landed downwind turning the aircraft over; they escaped with only minor injuries.

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1930s,Aircraft,Ireland,Aviation,Lighthouse
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 2016
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