St Helena’s first aircraft landing: full coverage

Picture by Nick Stevens 960The arrival of the first aircraft ever to land on St Helena was one of the biggest events on the island since Napoleon stepped ashore 200 years earlier. Click on the links to see video, pictures, stories and social media coverage.

VIDEO: First aircraft lands on St Helena – the view from the cockpit
IN PICTURES: The day history flew in from the ocean, by Darrin and Sharon Henry

IN PICTURES: Crowds turn out to see first plane fly in
‘There’s nobody in the shops’: flight into history
‘A bit of wind’ greets first pilots
SOCIAL MEDIA: The story of St Helena’s first flight, as told by the people on the island
How the media covered St Helena’s first landing (it barely noticed)
Is it a birdie? Not, it’s another test flight…

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