I appreciate their courage to prove the facts.
I liked following comments:
The aircraft would have sank, but the engineers stuffed ping pong balls into the wings to keep it afloat. Merrill and Richman, in their 1936 transatlantic crossing flying a modified Vultee V1A, Richman loaded the wings and fuselage with 41,000 ping pong balls encase they had to ditch. Now known as the PING PONG FLIGHT.
Appreciating their planning and execution.
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