Army Lt Thomas Selfridge. He was flying as an observer with Orville Wright, evaluating the aircraft as a possible Army asset for the Signal Corps.
They crashed during the flight after a propeller broke. He died from injuries suffered at impact.
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It was part of the curriculum in Civil Air Patrol. We learned a fairly detailed history of Aviation. I have one of those weird memories where I
barely remember things from a week ago, but stuff like this is stuck in there good.
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