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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Two aviation enthusiasts killed as their replica of ancient Wright brothers plane poughs into field - 31st July 2011

Two aviation enthusiasts were killed in Ohio on Saturday while testing a newly produced replica of a Wright brothers biplane.

The fabric-covered aircraft went down three to four miles south of the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, at about 10:45am.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the fliers as Don Gum, 73, of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and Mitchell Cary, 64, of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Both were qualified pilots.

The aircraft was owned by Wright B Flyer Inc, an organisation dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Wright Brothers and their association with Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton is where the Wrights lived and built the propeller plane flown in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in the first successful airplane flight in history. Read More