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Wright Flight Attempted Re-Enactment Postponed Until 2 P.M. Wednesday

Posted December 17, 2003

— The attempted re-enactment of the Wright brothers' historic first flight, originally scheduled for 10:35 a.m. Wednesday -- the exact moment when the Wrights took off 100 years ago -- has been postponed until 2 p.m.

Wind and rain prevented the attempt from being held as scheduled.

The rain apparently was not as much of a factor as the wind. At 10:30 a.m., the winds were not as strong as they needed to be for the attempt to be successful.

The replica Wright flyer was reportedly in good operating order and was ready to go, according to a test of the airplane held earlier Wednesday in a hangar at Kill Devil Hills. The weather reportedly was the only reason for the delay.

There was no guarantee the flight could be tried at 2 p.m., either. But if and when the attempted re-enactment occurs, it can be seen live on WRAL TV


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