Just seven months after the completion of her pioneering world flight, Joan narrowly survived a plane crash in the California desert that destroyed her historic plane.
And then, just a few weeks later, on February 17, 1965—when she was well on her way to becoming a legend—Joan died.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum records indicate that Joan logged 8,200 hours of flying time with zero accidents, including 5,200 hours in a single-engine, and 3,000 hours in a multi-engine plane. The question soon becomes: were these plane crashes simply an extension of her bad luck? Or could there have been something more? Join Tiffany on a journey to uncover answers to these questions and more in reading Fate on a Folded Wing.