This Day in Jewish History / The first Jewish aviator dies in a plane crash
Arthur L. Welsh ran the flight school established by the Wright brothers and set numerous flight records.
On June 11, 1912, a Wright Model C airplane flown by test pilot Arthur L. Welsh crashed at the U.S. Army airfield, in College Park, Maryland, killing Welsh and a passenger. Welsh, who was described by The New York Times after his death as “one of the most daring professional aviators in America,” is believed to have been America’s first...
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