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Douglas ‘Wrongway’ Corrigan returns to Baldonnell Aerodrome, fifty years after his transatlantic flight in a Curtiss Robin aircraft. After a transcontinental flight from California to New York, Mr Corrigan was to make a return flight to California. However, after take off he turned and flew solo over the Atlantic to Ireland, having been refused permission by American authorities to do so. On arrival in Ireland, he maintained that bad weather conditions and compass malfunction were the reasons for his ‘wrongway’ flight.
18 July 1988

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Douglas ‘Wrongway’ Corrigan returns to Baldonnell Aerodrome, fifty years after his transatlantic flight in a Curtiss Robin aircraft. After a transcontinental flight from California to New York, Mr Corrigan was to make a return flight to California. However, after take off he turned and flew solo over the Atlantic to Ireland, having been refused permission by American authorities to do so. On arrival in Ireland, he maintained that bad weather conditions and compass malfunction were the reasons for his ‘wrongway’ flight.<br />
18 July 1988