Wright brothers’ 1905 aircraft proposed as Ohio’s official state plane

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – More than a century has passed since Wilbur and Orville Wright ascended into the Dayton skies after designing the world’s first functional airplane. Today, two lawmakers want to honor that feat by crowning the brothers’ famed aircraft, the 1905 Wright Flyer III, as Ohio’s official state airplane.

The third rendition of the Wright brothers’ groundbreaking invention, the Wright Flyer III was first flown on June 23, 1905, at Huffman Prairie, a pasture about eight miles east of Dayton.

“It’s certainly a product of Ohio,” said Edward Roach, a historian at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

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