First Female to Fly Solo Across Atlantic

Amelia EarhartMay 20, 1932

Five years to the day after Charles Lindbergh took off on his historic first solo flight across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland. While her original destination was France, weather and mechanical problems force her to land in Ireland nearly 15 hours after she took off. She become the first woman and second person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Brian Leadingham

    She landing in Wales.

    • Everything I’ve read said she landed in Ireland. Do you have information otherwise?

      • Brian Leadingham

        Burry Port, South Wales. The plane touched down in Carmarthen Bay on June 18, 1928 for her first transAtlantic flight. She landed in Derry Field in Ireland for her first solo flight.

        • Ah, yes. But this article is about her solo flight on May 20th, 1932. Thanks for the info!