November 12, the Lindbergh couple alighted in Minho River due to lack of petrol in their single-engine wooden Lockheed Sirius and bad weather conditions, when flying from Geneva to Lisbon. ...
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November 12, the Lindbergh couple alighted in Minho River due to lack of petrol in their single-engine wooden Lockheed Sirius and bad weather conditions, when flying from Geneva to Lisbon. The hydroplane caused an uproar in the small village of Friestas, Portugal. The morning after, they were filmed by a Portuguese film director and cinematographer. Written by
In the Summer 1933, Anne and Charles Lindbergh start their 30,000-mile North Atlantic survey flight between North America and Europe in the Sirius hydroplane. In Greenland, a young Eskimo boy names the plane the Tingmissartoq, which means "one who flies like a big bird." Several other flights were done, until November 12, 1933, when they were forced (by weather conditions and lack of petrol) to alight After circling around the region searching for an adequate landing place, Lindbergh opted for alighting in the international waters of Minho River, the frontier between Portugal (left margin), and the Spanish province of Galiza. The Lockheed plane "Sirius" alighted at a bay near Ínsua do Crasto (islet), Friestas, Valença, Portugal. The couple made the seats of their plane into a bed for a night spent anchored to the islet in Minho River, a natural frontier separating Spain (right bank) and Portugal. The morning after was documented in this film. See more »