Were the Wright brothers really first? Photo sparks flight fight

By Thom Patterson, CNNUpdated 7th June 2013
Orville and Wilbur Wright's claim to achieving the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903 is under attack.
A magnified image may show Whitehead's "monoplane in flight with a central mast" and a tree on the right, says John Brown. Brown says it could be a photo that reporters described in news reports of the day.
A magnified image may show Whitehead's "monoplane in flight with a central mast" and a tree on the right, says John Brown. Brown says it could be a photo that reporters described in news reports of the day.
Courtesy John Brown
In this undated photo, Gustave Whitehead stands with his aircraft.
In this undated photo, Gustave Whitehead stands with his aircraft.
Gustave Whitehead research Committee