AVIATOR’S SOLO FLIGHT ACROSS THE PACIFIC ON THIS DATE IN 1935

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Aviation pioneer and author Amelia Earhart made a flight from
Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California, becoming the first
woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. The plane she
flew on that trip, a Lockheed Vega, is on display at the
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. 

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Amelia Earhart posing by her plane at the Oakland airport

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The Lockheed Vega 5B at the National Air and Space Museum

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NORTHWEST HIJACKING ON THIS DATE IN 1971

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Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines
727 over Washington State with $200,000 in ransom. His
whereabouts remains a mystery. The bulk of the money
has never been recovered. The F.B.I. believes Cooper
did not survive the Jump.

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The Northwest 727 jet sits at the airport in Seattle during
the hijacking.

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HAPPY LANDING’S IN 1929

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                                                Swan Island Airport

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