Fri, Oct 02, 2009
Second Time The Replica Has Gone Down In Two Years
A full-scale replica of the historic 1905 Wright Flyer III has
gone down in Ohio while practicing for a re-enactment of the first
flight. Pilot Mark Dusenberry was injured, and sent to the hospital
after the accident. The aircraft was heavily damaged.
Dusenberry Flying Replica
Parks Service spokesperson Julia Frasure told the Associated
Press that the aircraft came down in Huffman Prairie on
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
According to Amanda Wright Lane, the great-grandniece of Wilbur
and Orville Wright, Dusenberry was planning to reenact the famous
first flight on Monday to mark the 104th anniversary of the
historic event. Dusenberry was also flying the replica when it
crashed two years ago on the 102nd anniversary. The aircraft was
damaged, but he was unhurt.
Witnesses told AP that Dusenberry was on his second practice
flight of the day, and was about 10 feet off the ground when the
aircraft suddenly pitched steeply nose down, then up at a steep
angle. It finally came to the ground at a steep nose-down
Wright Flyer Replica
Like the original airplane, the replica is fragile, made mostly
of fabric stretched over a wooden frame.
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