ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72155
Last updated: 23 August 2014
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Date:14-JUL-1905
Time:
Type:Wright Flyer III
Owner/operator:Private
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Hoffman Prarie Flying Field, nr Dayton, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Test
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.


Sources:
http://www.wright-brothers.org/TBR/History/Just%20the%20Facts/1905%20Flyer.htm
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Wright_Bros/1905_Flyer/WR8.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2010 05:25 John Baker Added
01-Feb-2010 22:19 John Baker Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
14-Feb-2010 21:25 John Baker Updated [Operator]
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