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Wright Brothers VIDEO: Vintage Footage Of Wright Brothers' Flight

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:55 PM ET

Wired has found some vintage video footage of the Wright Brothers' first filmed flight. (UPDATE: The Director of the Discovery of Flight Foundation wrote in to inform us that this footage is actually from 1908-09, in France, not 1903 as previously stated.) The plane looks so fragile that it might just fall apart in midair. If you consider how far aviation has come today, it's kind of amazing to watch them start the propellers with their hands like it's some kind of lawnmower engine.

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Filed by Nick Graham  |