Vanished: Amy Johnson "Skyfall"

Season 3, Episode 8,   May 21, 2023, 08:26 PM

It’s January 5th 1941, the skies are gray and filled with water, ready at any minute to pour down to the Earth below. Amy Johnson, whom many people referred to as the British Amelia Earhart, is soaring through the air, her eyes fixed on the horizon, her heart beating with excitement and trepidation. Little does she know that she’s about to live the final moments of her life. 

Up to this point, the flight has been uneventful, but as Johnson approaches the Thames Estuary, she begins to encounter poor weather conditions. This is, as they say, where story ends and theory begins.

The exact cause of the accident that led to Johnson's death is still unclear. But in recent years, an alternate explanation to what history says happened that day has been offered. And it’s one that calls to a more tragic ending to one of aviation’s biggest icon’s. A woman’s name you’ve likely never heard of….until now. 

Welcome back to Vanished. This is Amy Johnson.

  • Mysterious demise of pioneering aviator Amy @ London News Online 
  • The Distinguished Career Of Pioneering British Aviator Amy Johnson @ Simple Flying
  • The ongoing mystery of Hull pilot Amy Johnson who died 81 years ago today @ Hull Daily Mail 
  • Amy Johnson: Death of pioneering aviator 'may have been covered up' @ Independent