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Photograph of Howard Hughes giving a news conference, New York, April, 1947

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Photograph of Howard Hughes giving a news conference, New York, April, 1947
Howard Hughes speaks into two microphones as he gives a news conference beside the Douglas DC-3, after landing in New York. This was his first flight after the nearly fatal crash of the first XF-11. A number of officials and onlookers stand nearby.
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Robert2010-08-12 @ 05:44 PM
I think maybe he is actually standing next to a transport aircraft. Notice the angle of the fuselage. It looks like a taildragger type aircraft(tail wheel). Maybe a Lockheed 14?. The XF-11 has a tricycle type landing gear (nose wheel).
(null)2011-04-07 @ 10:24 AM
I love this!