Experiments (HM6K1)

Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Dare County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 0.984', W 75° 40.077'

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On the slope of Kill Devil Hill to the left, the Wright brothers experimented with gliders in the period 1900 - 1903.Here also Wilbur Wright failed in an attempted power-driven flihgt, December 14, 1903. After just 3½ seconds in the air the Wrights' flying machine stalled and settled to the ground.Two days were needed for repairs. Then the stage was set for the successful flight of December 17.
HM NumberHM6K1
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439811 N 3985973
Decimal Degrees36.01640000, -75.66795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.984', W 75° 40.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 59.04" N, 75° 40' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 506 Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US
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