Date:
0 - 0 - 1890
 
Category:
Efficiency
 
Location:
Europe  
 
Event:
Clement Ader's Eole is the first full-size aircraft to leave the ground under its own power. Driven by a 20-horsepower steam engine, it flies a distance of about 60 m (200 ft.) carrying its inventor as a pilot. The plane was never under full control and crashes on landing. So, the invention of the airplane is not credited to Ader.

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