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Who was the first aeronautical fatality, and under what circumstances did this death occur?
Orville Wright’s final flight at Fort Myer in 1908 ended in tragedy. The airplane crashed, killing Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, a passenger flying with Wright. Wright suffered broken ribs, a fractured leg, and hip injuries.

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