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Transatlantic Race #203864

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1969
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(Studio) London newspaper puts up $150,000 for prize for race from top of London Tower to top of New York City Empire State Building Commemorates 50th anniversary of non-stop transatlantic flight by Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten-Brown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Royal Air Force VTOL jet lands near East River and pilot takes motorcycle to Empire State Building
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(NYC) [Pilot "Lucky" THOMPSON - says pleasant to land in center of New York City in jet. Hardest point was driving cycle.] Time was 6 hrs. Il minute and 57.15 sec.

(Studio) Yesterday Royal Navy Lieutenant Paul Water house flew in 5 hrs. and 4 minute
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert;
Parr, Jean

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