(Answer) Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. Who was the second?

[7-24-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. Who was the second?

The given options are:

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Howard Hughes

Correct Answer: Amelia Earhart

Info: Amelia Mary Earhart (born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937; declared dead January 5, 1939) was an American aviation pioneer and writer. In 1928, Earhart became the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic by airplane (accompanying pilot Wilmer Stultz), for which she achieved celebrity status. On May 20-21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became only the second person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic, exactly five years after Lindbergh accomplished the feat. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Flying solo proved challenging as Earhart fought fatigue, mechanical problems, and bad weather. She took off from Newfoundland, Canada, intending to land in Paris as Lindbergh had, but conditions compelled her to land in a pasture in Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland. The journey of 15 hours and 2,026 miles made her a hero in both Europe and America. (ref)


All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. Who was the second?
  2. Earhart struck up a close friendship with another pioneering American woman. Who was she?
  3. Who was the navigator who disappeared with Earhart during her attempt to fly around the world?

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