Five Minneapolis Flights That Changed History
Posted by Tony Randgaard on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:00 AM By Tony Randgaard / January 30, 2021 Comment
Northwest Airline’s executives went to bed downtrodden on July 14, 1938. Their plans to meet and refuel Howard Hughes’ twin engine monoplane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport had been dashed when his crew wired that they would land in Winnipeg instead. And this wasn’t just any old pit stop — this was the last stop on Hughes record-shattering round-the-world speed race. His previous stop was Fairbanks and Hughes was streaking more than 3 days ahead of Wiley Post’s previous world record.
To make matters worse,...