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The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago
By Olivier THIBAULT
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Paris, June 13, 2019 (AFP) - When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history.
With their harrowing 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) crossing, Captain John Alcock and navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown completed the world's first non-stop transatlantic flight.
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