“The New York Times called it a ‘fine landing’ and reported it had been widely called ‘a feat of aeronautics.'”
A friend passed the story to me from the popular Imgur website.
According to the June 4, 2016 New York Times story, Thomas Fitzpatrick landed a stolen plane “on St. Nicholas Avenue in northern Manhattan,” a little after 3 a.m. It was Sept. 30, 1956, and Fitzpatrick had long been in a local watering hole and as “the story goes, he had made a bet with someone in the bar that he could be back in the Heights from New Jersey in 15 minutes.” [Read more…]