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American aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead claims to have made a powered flight

It is, however, not sure, whether he actually flew. His aircraft was called No. 21. Its description and photographs appeared in Scientific American before the flight attempt. The report about the flight itself appeared in the Bridgeport Sunday Herald. Photographs exist showing the aircraft on the ground, but there are no photographs of the aircraft in flight.

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