Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy, 1919. John
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Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy, 1919. John Alcock (1892-1919) and Arthur Whitten Brown (1886-1948) made the first non-stop crosing of the Atlantic Ocean on 14 June 1919, flying between St John's, Newfoundland, and Clifden, Ireland. The flight took 16 hours and 27 minutes. The picture shows the aircraft after it had crash-landed on Derrygimla bog at Clifden, Co Galway.