Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan

On this day 75 years ago, Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan arrived in Dublin having made an extraordinary flight. Having left New York for California on 17 July 1938, Corrigan misread his compass and landed in Baldonnel instead of Los Angeles. Corrigan was in the air for a total of 26 hours.

In this interview for RTÉ Radio from 18 July 1988 Marion Richardson speaks to Douglas Corrigan about this historic aviation adventure which led him to Ireland fifty years previously.

The accompanying image, from 20 July 1938, shows American aviator Douglas Corrigan signing autographs in Dublin after his unauthorised flight across the Atlantic from New York. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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