Plane ith boston girl as Co-piolt crosses atlantic, flying from newffoundland

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Plane ith boston girl as Co-piolt crosses atlantic, flying from newffoundland - Fought Bad Weather on Whole Trip Miss Earhart...
Fought Bad Weather on Whole Trip Miss Earhart Never Felt 'Slightest Anxiety' on Flight ^lane^with Boston Girl as Co-Pilot, Crosses Atlantic, Flying from Ne Hop for Southampton Narrow Escape in Landing —Girl Took Turns at Wheel BURRY PORT, Wales, June 18, —"I am very glad we have done it and very happy we've landed," said Miss Amelia Earhart to a correspondent correspondent of the Associated Press as she stepped ashore from the monoplane Friendship. "I am too tired to say more." Miss Earhart, whose bobbed hair was bound In a colored bandau, later added a few words to this brief statement, statement, despite the fact that, as she said, "We are all tired and hungry," Asked if any untoward incident had occurred on the long hop she said: "We could get no wireless communication communication on the way, but we saw a steamer this morning and thought she would let somebody know we had crossed." When asked what Miss Mabel Boll, who had hoped to be the first woman to fly the Atlantic, would think now that the Boston social worker had made the trip, Miss Earhart said: "Oh, there was no race on betwesn us across the Atlantic. That was faked by the American newspapers." She was reluctant to discuss her experiences experiences but was radiantly happy and Indicated that it seemed good twhtfotr * land again. Asked if she did not feel proud of being the first of her sex to make the aerial crossing, Miss Earhart replied: "Well, at any rate I've realized my greatest ambition. I always felt sure the Friendship could do it, and I was right. Conditions weren't very favorable, but I can honestly say I never felt the slightest anxiety. "The plane behaved beautifully and there was never a sigh of engine trouble. The only real llfflculty was that of steering the course." With a smile she added: "Send my greetings to all my friends in America. For their sakes I'm proud and happy." ' .-CARDIFF, Wales, June 18, (XP)— Eye witnesses to the landing of the trans-Atlantic monoplane Friendship state that the plane had a narrow escape from disaster just before landing, passing within 30 yards of a chimney stack at the Burry Port copper works. BURRY PORT, Wales, June 18. UP)— The trans-Atlantic monoplane Friendship, with Miss Amelia Earhart, Earhart, Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon Gordon aboard, left Burry Port at 5:37 o'clock this afternoon for Southampton. Southampton. Carrying the first woman ever to cross the Atlantic by air, the American American monoplane Friendship gracefully swept down on Burry Estuary on the South Coast of Wales, shortly after noon today, completing a brilliant 2000-mile hop across the Northern Atlantic in less than 24 hours. Out of gas and seeking for a haven, Stultz brought the great plane down gently between Burry Port and'Llanelly and brought her to a stop with the noses of her pontoons, pontoons, just touching the shore. The correspondent for the Associated Associated Press who came to Burry Port from Swansea by motor boat, went out to the plane In a small boat to have a few words with Miss Earhart. Earhart. She was found eating a frugal lunch on the seaplane, by this time high and dry on a sand bank. The American girl expressed gratification gratification at realizing her ambition to fly the Atlantic and asked that greetings be sent to her American friends. "I always felt sure that the Friendship Friendship could do it and I was right," she said. "The conditions were not very favorable, but I can honestly say I never felt the slightest anxiety. anxiety. The plane behaved beautifully beautifully and there never has been the sign of engine trouble, the only real difficulty being that of steering the course." Louis Gordon, the mechanic of the plane, said that the trip was lacking in excitement and that it was simply a case of just fighting against the weather for most of the way, Stultz was in a happy mood. His first thought was to obtain more gasoline and oil for the plane, then he told the correspondent: "Tell-America that the Friendship did not give us a moment's uneasiness, uneasiness, We had a very rough journey and the weather all the way was Just like it is now. raining, cloudy and windy. Yet we made very good time—22 hours and 40 minutes —that's rather good going. Miss Earhart took her turn In piloting the plane. We are all very fit and well but I, for one, could do with a few hours' sleep." Lindy's 'Double' Made It. Fuel Short, Lands Near WalesPprt ' •*"*"*"*" -IB "™^"'"««» • ,. Flight of Almost 2000 Miles Made in 20 Sours, 49 Minutes Miss Amelia Earhart, first woman flyer to cross ;the-vAtlantic, .bears Mgh-resttfiiblahoe to Col. Lindbergh to be hiSlw\)£!Iste^ :&tissi'Eartiart a Boston social worker, 30, has been flying since 1918 and was the first woman woman to be granted a flyer's license by the National Aeronautics Society. The picture shows her remarkable facial resemblance to Llndy, who Is shown in the inset. Miss Earhart, like Lindbergh, is built physically on slender lines First Woman to Fly Atlantic 30-Year-Old Boston Social Worker » . Wrote Mother Before Flight: "If I Don't Succeed, Succeed, I Shall Be Happy to Pop Off. in the Midst of Such an Adventure." TREPASSEY, N. P., June 18, W>—' Miss Amelia Earhart and two men hopped off yesterday morning at 9:51 Eastern Standard time on a trans- Atlantlc flight. Willie the people of this sleepy little little harbor on the Southern end of the Avalon Peninsula intoned their prayers at church the big pontoon- equipped Fokker monoplane Friendship Friendship roared across the harbor, rose into the air to circle over the village and then headed east into a cloudless cloudless sky. The takeoff was made only after five unsuccessful attempts and the dumping of gasoline weighing 200 tlve, to take all possible safeguards for the flight. Plane Bought From Byrd The plane was purchased from Commander Richard E. Byrd, who had bought it for his south Polar expedition, it was equipped with pontoons and given rigid tests for over a month at Boston, where the start was made two weeks ago yesterday. yesterday. It is trl-mptored, equipped with all up-to-date air navigation instruments and with the pontoons was probably as well-equipped physically as any plane used in ocean flying to date. It is almost a duplicate of the Southern Southern Cross which Captain Kingsford- pounds, which reduced the fuel supply supply to about 700 gallons—less than 20 hours consumption for the three 220-horsepower Wright Whirlwind motors. j • ----The ----The same confidence which Miss J J? 8nP ^ t ^ M ^ «J» Smith and his from three companions States to Aus- Earhart had shown during the 13 days she and her companions awaited awaited favorable weather prevailed as she took her place in the cockpit with Wilmer Stultz, the pilot, and Lou Gordon, mechanic. "We are going to day in spite of everything," she said as she rose early in the morning and scanned the weather reports indicating favorable conditions, with following winds for all but 700 miles of the almost 2000- I mile journey. "And we'll make it." Confident At Start Then with Stultz nnd Gordon she entered a dory nnd was rowed out to where the big Fokker rose and fell to the harbor swell. Half an hour later they were started on their great adventure. adventure. They were reported by a steamer us they cleared the tip of Newfoundland Newfoundland nnd started out along the steamer track toward their destination. destination. Through the day and early hours of the night other steamers reported them, either by sight or through the medium of the Friendship's Friendship's radiocasts. Stultz was acting 98 both pilot and radioman and when lie was sending Miss Earhardt was at the controls. Mrs. Frederick Guest, wife of the former British secretary of state for air, is the backer ot the flight. Mrs. Guest, the former Amy Phlpps of Pittsburgh, bald that the flight was being made in the hope thnt it would be another link In the Friendship Friendship chain between England and the United States and "truly helpful to aviation." To that end she commissioned Georpe Palmer Putnam, New York seek help from ships by means of its emergency radio set. No lives have been lost in other ocean flights where ser.planes were used. Miss Earhart, 30-year-old Boston social service worker, is a qualified pilot with a record of over 500 hours in the air. she learned flying on the Pacific coast. She is slim, blonde and has a striking resemblance to Colonel Lindbergh. Engaged to Engineer In a letter she left for her mother and sister, who live in Medford, Mass., she wrote: "If I succeed all will be well. If I don't I shall be happy to pop off in the midst of such an adventure." She repeatedly denied that she was making the flight as a commercial adventure. She is engaged to be married to Samuel Chapman of Boston, Boston, an electrical engineer. Stultz, chief pilot, and ex-army flyer Is an aviator of long experience. He was a pilot for the late Mrs. Frances Wilson Grayson on his unsuccessful unsuccessful attempt to make a European European flight from Old Orchard. Me. Stultz piloted the Grayson plane several several hundred miles to sea when motor motor trouble developed and he turned back. Last winter ha made a nonstop nonstop flight to Havana with Charles A. Levine and Miss Mabel Boll, , Gordon is an experienced flyer and mechanic formerly in the army air service. His home is in San Antonio. Three women have lost their lives in attempted trans-Atlantic flights and the only one attempting it who was. not lost, Ruth Elder, was forced down before she had reached her Girl Was Crew of Three Taken Ashore at Burry Port hy Mbtorhoat SWANSEA, Wales, June 18, Miss Amelia Earhart and her two companions on their trans-Atlantic flight arrived at Swansea from Burry Port this afternoon. LONDON, June 18, </w—The trans- Atlantic monoplane Friendship, carp-Ing carp-Ing the first woman ever to span the Atlantic by air, landed at Burry Port, Wales, at 12:40 r>. m. today, Just 20 hours and 49 minutes after taking oft from Trepassey, Newfoundland. The plane, which had been sighted 75 miles west of Ireland by the steamship steamship America, landed in Burry Inlet because of a shortage of fuel, Wilmer Stultz, the pilot, bringing his ship down without difficulty close to shore! Miss Amelia Earhart. Boston social worker and co-pilot of the plane, came ashore with her companions in a motor boat which set out immediately immediately from the coast guard station. The crew of the Friendship, which included Louis Gordon, mechanic, was in the best of spirits and looked none ihe^ .rfprse, lor their -21 hour flight Sctosfme^almost 2000:mlle stretch between NewfoQndland and Great Britain. Although the plane settled down off a swampy region some distance from, the little town of Burry Port which had never dreamed of its arrival,, It was not long before hundreds of spectators spectators were on the scene. Crowds of people on foot and by motor boat rushed to the port and the nearby city of Llanelly and gave the aviators a great reception. In the confusioh of news from Burry Burry Port, reports were received in London London that there had been four passengers passengers on the plane, including Lincoln Ellsworth, the American explore*. These reports could not be confirmed immediately because of difficulty In communication. Advices from New York definitely stated that Mr. Ellsworth Ellsworth was in that city. The flyers wero In the best of spirits as they landed. Stultz told the Associated Associated Press that the plane had been forced to land because of a shortage of fuel. He said that bad weather and a heavy mist accompanied accompanied the ship the greater part of the journey while rain was almost incessant, incessant, Stultz immediately made preparations preparations to obtain fresh supplies of gasoline gasoline to proceed to Bristol as soon as possible. The London newspapers this afternoon afternoon were publishing reports that four persons were aboard the plane including Lincoln Ellsworth, but this apparently was Incorrect. Efforts to learn definitely if there were four passengers and if so who was the fourth, were hindered by the difficulty difficulty of communications with Burry Port find the confusion attendant upon the arrival of the trans-Atlantic plane at that little place. Brought Down In Estuary ' *|U RRy PORT, Wales, June 18, (xP) —While all England and Ireland waited waited on tiptoe this morning to welcome the American trans-Atlantic plane Friendship from her Atlantic flight, Miss Amelia Earhart, the first woman to conquer the great ocean by air, and her two companions settled down unexpectedly unexpectedly in Burry Estuary, Wales, shortly after noon today. The Friendship, without warning, slipped in over Bristol Channel which is at the mouth of the river Severn and came down in Burry Estuary several several miles off Burry Port. It was 12:40 p, m., just 20 hours and 49 minutes after the Friendship took off from Trepassey, Newfoundland, where she had been held about ten days by unfavorable weather conditions conditions and difficulty in making a takeoff takeoff with her great load of gasoline. The tri-motored ship, the first equipped with pontoons to make the direct crossing, came to rest as the tide was fully out and the pontoons soon drove ihelr noses into the sand close to shore. . A launch was sent out Immediately to the plane to determine the wishes of the flyers and render any assistance assistance possible, Tiny Port Thrilled Not in years has this tiny port experienced experienced such a thrill as when tha big plane swooped into ths Estuary currying (lie first woman ever to cross (lie Atlantic by air. It was doubtful if many people in the little port even knew that the plane was en route from Newfound* and. However, it did nat take long for news of the great ashievement to spread and the population quivered <Cir M> """f «T» Pa** 3)

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 18 Jun 1928, Mon,
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