Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan landed his little modified Curtiss-Robin monoplane at an airfield outside Dublin, Ireland, and amiably told the workers who gathered around him, “I'm Douglas Corrigan. I just got in from New York, Where am I? I intended to fly to California.” Upon arrival in Ireland, after his un-approved solo transatlantic flight, he maintained he had 'compass troubles. He took off from off from Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y., Jul 17, 1938 on a 28-hour solo flight to Dublin, Ireland. The pilot had failed to receive clearance for a transatlantic flight, and his persistent claim that he had intended to fly to California earned him the sobriquet "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
So, what do you think? Did he mean to do it or did he really have 'compass troubles"? Let us know your thoughts below.