95 years ago – May 14, 07:30 (Greenwich Mean Time)
95 years ago – May 14, 07:30 (Greenwich Mean Time)

95 years ago – May 14, 07:30 (Greenwich Mean Time)

The final destination of the Norge is the town of Nome, but both the crew and the airship are severely overdriven by the long journey. A small village populated mainly by Inuit is unexpectedly identified, Teller, Nobile decides to order the landing and within a few minutes, helped by some inhabitants who run to assist the crew,  he has the NORGE rest on the flat surface of the frozen sea near the beach of the small town, immediately ordering its abandonment by the crew, and deflating on the spot.

It is 7:30 am on May 14, 1926, after 71 hours of travel, America and Europe
have been connected, for the first time, by a transpolar air route.

Centro Documentazione Umberto Nobile, Vigna di Valle
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