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Pictured: Belgrave Court where Arthur Brown used to live, Swansea, Wales, UK. Thursday 13 June 2019<br />
Re: It has been 100 years since British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. They flew a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.<br />
They took off at around 1:45 p.m. on 14 June and crash-landed at 8:40 a.m. on 15 June 1919 in Ireland.<br />
During the flight, the wind-driven electrical generator failed, depriving them of radio contact, their intercom and heating. An exhaust pipe burst shortly afterwards, causing a frightening noise which made conversation impossible without the failed intercom.<br />
Alcock twice lost control of the aircraft and nearly hit the sea after a spiral dive. He also had to deal with a broken trim control that made the plane become very nose-heavy as fuel was consumed.
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Pictured: Belgrave Court where Arthur Brown used to live, Swansea, Wales, UK. Thursday 13 June 2019
Re: It has been 100 years since British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. They flew a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.
They took off at around 1:45 p.m. on 14 June and crash-landed at 8:40 a.m. on 15 June 1919 in Ireland.
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