On their first four flights, the Wright Brothers managed an average speed that was a little over 30 miles per hour.
In camp at Kill Devil Hills, they suffered weeks of delays before the first flight because of broken propeller shafts.
After the Wright Flyer I’s fourth flight, a powerful gust of wind flipped it over several times.
The airplane never flew again as it was severely damaged.
It is currently located in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for public viewing, and has been there since 1948.