Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. The Winnie Mae rests in the sand at the end of a long white line of fuselage. Several cars are parked around the plane and a few men stand around. Photograph appears with the article, "Wiley Post, Forced Down on Continental Stratosphere Flight, Escapes Unhurt," Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb 1935: 14. Text from negative sleeve: POST, WILEY X Text from newspaper caption: AIR VIEW SHOWS HOW POST'S PLANE SKIDDED This exclusive picture, taken from an airplane, shows how the "Winnie Mae" skidded on the smooth dry lake bottom. Note the long trail left by the fuselage on the sand. Post dropped landing gear shortly after take-off, to cut air resistance and had intended to land on his fuselage at the end of his hop at Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island. Photo taken by Bill Snyder, "Times" Staff Photographer.
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Sand--California--Muroc Dry Lake Automobiles--American--California--Muroc Dry Lake Airplanes--American--California--Muroc Dry Lake Winnie Mae (Airplane)