Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. Who was the second?

[July 24, 2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. Who was the second?

The given options are as follows:

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Howard Hughes

The correct answer is: Amelia Earhart

Fact: On May 20-21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became only the second person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic, exactly five years after Lindbergh accomplished the feat. Flying solo proved challenging as Earhart fought fatigue, mechanical problems, and bad weather. She took off from Newfoundland, Canada, intending to land in Paris as Lindbergh had, but conditions compelled her to land in a pasture in Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland. The journey of 15 hours and 2,026 miles made her a hero in both Europe and America.

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