Date: September 17, 1908
Location: Ft. Myer, Virginia
Aircraft: Wright Flyer III
Airline: N/A
Flight No: N/A
Fatalities: 2 : 1

The first airplane fatality in history occurred in 1908 when Lt. Thomas Selfridge was killed in this plane piloted by Orville Wright.  The accident was caused by propeller separation. Orville Wright suffered broken ribs, pelvis and a leg.