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The man who invented the airplane before the Wright Brothers

• Terrence Aym
Years before the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, an aircraft was built that later proved superior to the motor-driven biplane prototype designed by the two bicycle mechanics from Ohio. Only a quirk of fate and one bad decision prevented the aerodynamic genius Samuel Pierpont Langley from taking his place in history as the first man to successfully fly a heavier-than-air machine.

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