First non-stop transatlantic flight - On this day in history

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15 June 2016
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Pilot Captain John William Alcock and navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown complete the first non-stop transatlantic flight on 15 June 1919

Pilot Captain John William Alcock and navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown complete the first non-stop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland from Newfoundland, Canada on 15 June 1919. Alcock died following a flying accident over Normandy, France, in December 1919, aged 27, and is buried in the Southern Cemetery, Manchester.

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