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Wright Brothers Replica Crashes in Practice

November 27, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer, being readied for next month's ceremonies celebrating the centennial of flight, crashed during a practice takeoff but had relatively minor damage.

Pilot Terry Queijo, an American Airlines captain, was unhurt in the accident, which was similar to a setback suffered by the Wright brothers 100 years ago, a few days before their successful flight. Builder Ken Hyde said he's certain the plane will be fixed quickly and ready for the centennial launch Dec. 17.

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