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12th of May 1926: Commander Nobile flyes over the North Pole on Board "Norge"
Rome, Italy - 78 years ago for the first time a dirigible over unexplored polar ice
The dirigible commanded by Italian explorer, Umberto Nobile, departed from Rome on April the 10th 1926, making the first flight across Artic, reached Alaskan coasts after 170 flight hours and 13,000 kilometres. At 1:30 of 12th of May 1926 Nobile noticed to the listening world, via the aircraft radio, he was over the pole. On Board N1 "Norge" there were, in addition to Nobile, the American Lincoln Ellsowrth...
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