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September 1908 Orville Wright Plane Crash

Updated Sep 10, 2020
Daniel Pinna
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on Sep 09, 2020 4:11 PM
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During flight trials to win a contract from the U.S. Army Signal Corps, pilot Orville Wright and passenger Lt. Thomas Selfridge crashed in a Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia. Wright was injured, and Selfridge becomes the first passenger to die in an airplane accident.

Another image of this crash can be found at: Pilot Orville Wright plane crash kills Lt. Selfridge - 1st airplane fatality
Date & Place: at Fort Myer in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia United States 22211

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