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Talk:Fatal fall of Wright airship

Information about this edition
Edition: September 18, 1908
Source: NYT
Level of progress:
Proofreaders: Cygnis insignis

Year: 1908, as follows from the scanned edition. --Dan Polansky 06:49, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Featured in A Century Ago Today: 17 September 1908. John Vandenberg (chat) 03:09, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Gliders are also heavier-than-air-aircraftEdit

There is a minor error in the Wikisource introduction. Thomas Selfridge was indeed the first powered heavier-than-air aircraft fatality. Prior to this, however, Otto Lillienthal had been killed on a glider Aug 10, 1896. Percy Pilcher had been killed on a glider Sep 30, 1899. Daniel Maloney had been killed on a glider Jul 18 1905. Therefore, Selfridge was the fourth heavier-than-air aircraft fatality. --Nopara (talk) 00:54, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

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