Monday, August 1, 2011

Wright Brothers Replica Plane Crashes, Killing Two

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM


Sad news for the birthplace of aviation this weekend.

CNN reports that a replica of a 1910 Wright brothers plane crashed in Springfield, Ohio, over the weekend, killing both men aboard (Don Gum, 73; Mitchell Cary, 65).

The replica of the Model B aircraft — the Model B came seven years after the Wright brothers first took to the air — was owned by Wright "B" Flyer Inc. Reports say test flights in June went off without a hitch or sign of worry, leading Gum and Cary to take to the air. The Ohio Highway Patrol, the FAA, and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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