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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72155
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Wright Flyer III
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Huffman Prairie Flying Field, nr Dayton, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On 14 July, Orville smashed into the ground at more than 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour), crumpling the front elevator. The Flyer III bounced three times, throwing Orville out through the top wing. Wilbur found him dazed and confused, lying on what was left of the elevator. Orville was still in one piece, but this potentially fatal crash forced the brothers to take a long, hard look at their aircraft design.


Revision history:

01-Feb-2010 05:25 John Baker Added
01-Feb-2010 22:19 John Baker Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
14-Feb-2010 21:25 John Baker Updated [Operator]
03-Mar-2019 15:48 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
13-Apr-2019 06:49 txkflier Updated [Source, Narrative]

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