Portuguese pilots José Manuel Sarmento de Beires (left) and António Jacinto da Silva Brito Paes, who attempted the first flight from Portugal to Macau, in 1924.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

How the ill-fated first flight from Portugal to Macau ended up in Shenzhen

  • When three Portuguese airmen took off from Lisbon 95 years ago, little did they imagine how fraught their journey would be
  • Having first crashed in India, the pilots set off in a new plane, only to crash-land in a cemetery

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Portuguese pilots José Manuel Sarmento de Beires (left) and António Jacinto da Silva Brito Paes, who attempted the first flight from Portugal to Macau, in 1924.
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