Forgotten aviation pioneer is born

Forgotten aviation pioneer is born

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New Zealand farmer and inventor Richard Pearse was interested in aviation. In 1903 he built an aircraft. On 31 of January, he took off in it and flew around three hundred meters. Then he crashed into a fence. He flew nine months before Wright brothers. His aircraft was however uncontrollable.

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