Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The account of the shooting down of Amy Johnson which you published on 6 February ("Amy Johnson, my part in her downfall") said that Amy Johnson's aircraft was contacted by radio and a request was made for the colours of the day. She was said to have given the wrong signal twice. In fact Amy Johnson was flying a trainer, an Airspeed Oxford, for the Air Transport Auxiliary. Ferry pilots did not have radio. Amy Johnson was known to be lost and running out of fuel. If she had had radio, she would have been alerting anyone who heard her for help.

PENELOPE DENT

London N19

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