First fatal plane crash

First fatal plane crash

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Caption: First fatal plane crash. Wreck of the Wright Brothers' plane in 1908 in the first fatal plane crash. This occurred at Fort Meter, where Orville Wright was demonstrating his plane to the US Army. His passenger, Lieutenant Selfridge, was killed in the crash, and Wright himself was badly injured. The crash was caused by a cracked propeller.

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