Amy Johnson, English aviator, with her husband James Mollison, July 1933.
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Photograph shows Amy Johnson and her husband James Mollison (1905-1959) recovering in a hospital bed after suffering a plane crash 40 miles away from New York. The crash happened after they had become the first husband and wife team to fly across the atlantic. In 1930 Johnson (1903-1941) became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, winning £10,000 from the 'Daily Mail' newspaper. Her plane was a De Havilland Gipsy Moth aircraft (nicknamed 'Jason'). In 1932, she set a record for the fastest solo flight from England to Capetown and broke that record four years later. In 1933, with her husband, James Mollison (1905-1959) she flew in a De Havilland biplane non-stop across the Atlantic in 39 hours.