Carranza, Emilio

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Name
Carranza, Emilio Gender: M
Emilio Carranza Rodríguez
born on 9 December 1905 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Ramos Arizpe (Coahuila), Mexico, 25n33, 100w58
Timezone LMT m100w58 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°33' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°24 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 12°43'



Emilio Carranza (1927)

Biography

Mexican noted aviator and national hero, nicknamed the "Lindbergh of Mexico". He was killed on the return part of a historic goodwill flight from Mexico City to the United States.

He was known to have set a number of aviation records. In 1927 he made the first non-stop flight from Mexico City to Juarez (1200 miles). While in Sonora, he crashed and his face had to be reassembled with platinum screws. At age 22, on 24–25 May 1928, he set the record for the third longest non-stop solo flight by flying 1,575 miles (3000 km) from San Diego, California to Mexico City in 18.5 hours. His safe arrival completed the longest non-stop flight by a Mexican.

In 1928, he became a national hero when he was selected to undertake a goodwill flight from Valbuena Airfield in Mexico City to Washington, D.C. in response to the previous year's flight between the two capitals by Charles Lindbergh. On his return journey he crashed in New Jersey shortly after take-off from New York, on 12 July 1928, aged 22.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Spanish)

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Coahuila state archives.

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Plane crash)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 22)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure ("Lindbergh of Mexico")