Breakfast Links: September 17, 2012
Post by dane101 on 9/17/2012 6:30am
Today is September 17, 2012. On this day in 1908, Orville Wright piloted the Wright Flyer, with Lt. Thomas Selfridge as passenger, in a series of circuits around Fort Myer. The right propeller of the plane broke during the fifth circuit, causing the flyer to crash nose-first. Wright survived, but Selfridge did not, and his death made him the world’s first airplane fatality.