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Thomas Selfridge and Orville Wright. Historical image of Thomas Etholen Selfridge (1882-1908) and Orville Wright (1871-1948) getting into the Wright flyer on the day of the first ever fatal aircraft crash. Selfridge was a First Lieutenant in the US Army and the first person to die in a crash of a powered aeroplane. The Wright flyer was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. On this flight a propeller broke, causing the plane to crash and killing Selfridge, however Wright survived. Photographed at Fort Myer army post, Virginia, USA, on 17th September 1908.
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