Charles Nungesser and François Coli

Charles Nungesser and François Coli in heavy flying clothes before their Paris to New York flight attempt. They took off from Paris in their Levasseur 8 l'Oiseau Blanc ("The White Bird"), on May 8, 1927. They never arrived in New York and were presumed lost at sea.  

Caption:
Charles Nungesser and François Coli in heavy flying clothes before their Paris to New York flight attempt.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: May 8, 1927
Image Taken: Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
SI 92-3634
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Charles Nungesser and François Coli in heavy flying clothes before their Paris to New York flight attempt.