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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59703
Last updated: 8 September 2021
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Type:Levasseur PL 8
Owner/operator:Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Atlantic Ocean, west of Carrigaholt, County Clare -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget, Paris, France
Destination airport:Battery Park, Manhattan, New York City
On the 8th of May, 1927, a French flying ace of the First World War, Charles Nungesser and his navigator Francois Coli, took off from Le Bourget airport to fly non-stop to New York City.

Their plane, a Levasseur P.L.8 named L'Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird), was sighted west of Carrigaholt, County Clare, Ireland, but never seen again after that.

It is believed that the plane crashed in the Atlantic on the 8th or 9th of May, though some have theorized that the wreckage of L'Oiseau Blanc lies undiscovered in Maine.




'L'Oiseau Blanc during the flight tests, in April 1927 Carte postale-Nungesser et Coli-1927 Carte postale-Oiseau blanc-1927

Revision history:

28-Apr-2009 05:41 angels one five Added
11-May-2009 18:05 angels one five Updated
29-May-2013 04:56 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2019 14:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jun-2019 03:56 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
15-Jun-2019 19:57 angels one five Updated [Nature, Narrative]

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