'Yellow Bird' and 'Green Flash,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929

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Two planes on Old Orchard Beach "runway" - the hardpacked sand at low tide on June 2, 1929.

The Yellow Bird (L'Oiseau Canari), a French plane, was preparing to attempt a flight across the Atlantic. It was supposed to be a race with the American Green Flash, but the latter crashed in a soft spot on the sand was unable to compete.

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