Wright Brothers may not have been the first to fly

New York, June 28 (ANI): Connecticut lawmakers have legally discredited the Wright brothers as the US' first-in-flight aviators.

Instead, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named a German immigrant Gustave Whitehead, who is said to have flown in Connecticut in 1901, two years, four months and three days before the Wright Brothers' historical liftoff over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in December of 1903, the New York Daily News reported.

Malloy announced the bill's signing into law on Wednesday legislatively capping a 110-year fight between the Wrights and the Bridgeport resident.

The lawmakers got convinced of Whitehead's achievement early this month after finding images as well as eyewitness reports that first swayed the Bible of Aviation, journal 'Jane's All The World's Aircraft.' (ANI)


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