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On 13th June 1929, the yellow bird took off for the first European transatlantic flight. Half an hour after, the pilots found a stowaway on board...
In the early 20th century, the crossing of the North Atlantic became one of the greatest challenges for pilots. Governments and companies paid large amounts of money to those daring enough to take part in this dangerous adventure. In 1929 the French government banned atlantic flights, in an attempt to put at end to the deaths in this kind of flight.
Attempts started to be made furtively.
3 French pilots managed to fly illegally to Southampton and ship their disassembled airplane to the United States, trying to return to Paris from there. On 13th june 1929, after several weeks' wait, the yellow bird took off from old orchard beach in maine.
Half an hour into the flight, the pilots found a stowaway on board. Despite this, they decided to keep flying, aware that, given the extra weight and the limited amount of fuel, they would never reach their destination.