Contributed by Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
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The Bellanca K Romawas the fourth plane to attempt a transatlantic flight, leaving from the beach at Old Orchard. The long stretch of hard sand at low tide, along with Maine's proximity to Europe, made the beach an attractive starting point for such flights.
The Roma left on Sept. 19, 1928. Engine problems caused the plane to return to the beach.
The flight eventually was canceled.
About This Item
- Title: 'The Roma,' Old Orchard Beach, 1928
- Creation Date: 1928
- Subject Date: 1928
- Location: Old Orchard Beach, York County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 16 cm x 23 cm
- Local Code: HJScr3_p055_001
- Collection: Harry Jones Scrapbook Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Roma (Airplane)
- Transatlantic flights
- Runways (Aeronautics)
- Airplanes--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
For more information about this item, contact:Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
P.O. Box 464, Old Orchard, ME 04064
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