Today in History – May 8, 1927 – White Bird is spotted off Nova Scotia

8 May 1927: The “Transatlantic White Bird”, a bi-plane piloted by french Aviator Captain Nungesser is attempting to be the first to cross the Atlantic non-stop from Paris to New York. The plane is spotted in the early morning off Nova Scotia and is fighting strong headwinds while heading for the Maine Seaboard. The plane had been in the air for  33 hours.
Shortly afterward, it mysteriously disappeared. The plane, pilot, and navigator were never seen again and two weeks later American aviator Charles Lindbergh, flying solo successfully crossed from New York to Paris.
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