The Wright Brothers test flight in 1909

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The first airplane by the Wright Brothers was tested at Fort Myer, Virginia. After a series of successful test flights, the plane crashed, severely injuring Orville Wright and killing his passenger. Despite the disaster, the military was convinced the Wright Brothers had designed a capable airplane and extended their contract for one more year. The Wrights designed another craft, the Wright Military Flyer.

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