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Wrong way corrigan

Posted by Shae on February 04, 2004

In Reply to: Wrong way corrigan posted by Jan on February 04, 2004

: Do you know the origin of the phrase "Wrong way Corrigan"?

During the 1930s, Douglas Corrigan wanted to fly across the Atlantic in a small single-engined plane but the US avation authorities refused permission on safety grounds. He filed a plan to fly from New York to California but ended up in Ireland, claiming his compass had failed and he had flown the wrong way by mistake.