Friday 24 July 2015

Leonardo da Vinci crash-lands at Clooneyogan, County Clare, 1934

This short film on the crash-landing of the Leonardo da Vinci at Clooneyogan, Moy in May, 1934 has just been released on Youtube. The airplane was on a first attempt to fly directly from New York to Rome, but crash-landed on Hennessy’s farm in Clooneyogan, Moy, County Clare. The pilots - Lieutenant Cesare Sabelli and Captain George Pond – were feted in Lahinch, Ennis, and later in Dublin. An account of the landing by Colin Hennessy can be found on Clare County Library’s website at and more photographs of the event can be seen in Foto here...

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