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Wright brothers’ descendent defends the aviators’ place in history

Columbus, Oh. - Supporters of the Wright Brothers, including one of their descendants, on Tuesday applauded state legislation defending the famous aviators' place in history as the first in flight.


March 25, 2015
By The Associated Press

Amanda Wright Lane, the great-grandniece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, impressed an Ohio House committee by brandishing a photograph of their famous Dec. 17, 1903, flight and pieces of wood from the Wright Flyer that travelled with fellow Ohio native Neil Armstrong to the moon and back.

“Ohio can rightfully claim it is the birthplace of aviation based on the accomplishments of my great-granduncles,” Lane said. | READ MORE