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When it comes to the Wright Bros, history books have it wrong, according to the Connecticut state government.
The Wright Flyer, also known as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer, was the first successful powered aircraft to fly, achieving the feat on December 17, 1903. The plane was designed and built by the Wright brothers and it was flown four times near Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
By CHRIS KAHN CUTLINES U.S. Army Signal Corps troops surrounded the wreckage of a crashed plane to recover pilot Orville Wright and his passenger, Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, on Sept. 17, 1908, in Fort Myer, Va.