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Just over three-quarters of a mile after mile marker 11, a small sign on the makai (seaward) side of the road notes the Smith-Bronte Landing, the site where pilot Ernest Smith and navigator Emory Bronte safely crash-landed their plane at the completion of the world's first civilian flight from the US mainland to Hawaii. The pair left California on July 14, 1927, destined for Oʻahu and came down on Molokaʻi 25 hours and two minutes later. A little memorial plaque is set among the kiawe trees and grasses.


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