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From the National Archives:

"After the greatest of all air ship flights this afternoon the machine of Wilbur and Orville Wright was smashed into an unrecognizable mass."

Report of airplane crash, 05/14/1908 from the series Records Relating to Aviation Experiments Conducted by Orville and Wilbur Wright at Kitty Hawk, N.C., 1899 - 1950

This is a press report written by Mr. Salley, a correspondent for the Norfolk Landmark, which describes a successful test flight earlier in the day and the crash of the airplane during a subsequent test flight.

(Several months later on September 17, 1908, Orville Wright would experience a crash which resulted in powered aviation’s first fatality.)