Three states bicker over ‘first in flight’ claim – but who’s got it Wright?

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Lawmakers in two states have chosen to fight over flight, contesting a third state’s claim that the Wright brothers did not make aviation history and were in fact beaten in the race to become the first to fly.

Ohio, Connecticut and North Carolina are squabbling over whether Orville and Wilbur Wright, Ohio brothers who made several successful and well-documented flights in North Carolina in 1903, were actually second to Gustave Whitehead, a German immigrant who was reported to have flown as early as 1901 in Connecticut.

Read the story in the Guardian.