- Item 20817 - Fueling 'Yellow Bird,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929
- Contributed by Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
- Item 20817
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A crowd on the beach of Old Orchard watch an unidentified main fueling a French Bernard 191 called the Yellow Bird or Oiseau Canari, before its transatlantic flight to Spain, June 13, 1929.Show Details
The large plane held a crew of three and an unexpected -- and unwelcome -- stowaway, Arthur Schreiber, 22, of Portland.
On takeoff, the plane's tail drooped, caused by the stowaway. His added weight threatened the flight.