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Were Wright Brothers Second in Flight?

The Wrights flew two years after German immigrant Gustav Whitehead in 1901, says an aviation historian.

March 13, 2013
4:30 PM EDT
Drawing that accompanied a report of claimed eyewitness account of Gustave Whitehead flying with power for a distance of "one half mile" on Aug. 14, 1901. | wikimedia.org/The Bridgeport (Connecticut) Sunday Herald