Orville Wright flew a motor-powered airplane on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills, near Kitty Hawk, NC, USA was launched from a monorail remaining aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. Three subsequent flights took place that day, of which the longest covered 852 feet (260 meters) in 59 seconds. The plane weighed 745 pounds and had a 4-cylinder, 12-horsepower engine with an average speed of 31 miles per hour.
December 17, 1903
Kitty Hawk, NC, USA
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