Curtiss A-1 Triad Replica

After sustaining substantial damage during a crash landing, enthusiasts vow to restore aircraft.

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A Curtiss A-1 Triad replica takes off from a lake in New York in this undated photo. For more, check out "Curtiss A-1 Replica Crashes During Practice Flight." Photos Courtesy of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, NY
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The Curtiss A-1 Triad was the first amphibious aircraft, as well as the first aircraft ever used by the Navy. For more, check out "Curtiss A-1 Replica Crashes During Practice Flight."
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It was first flown by a Navy pilot on July 1, 1911. For more, check out "Curtiss A-1 Replica Crashes During Practice Flight."
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**The replica that crashed last week was built by volunteers at the Glenn Curtiss Museum, located in Hammondsport, NY.
** For more, check out "Curtiss A-1 Replica Crashes During Practice Flight."
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The museum director said the crash landing occurred shortly after take off. For more, check out "Curtiss A-1 Replica Crashes During Practice Flight."
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The replica that crashed was equipped with an original World War I engine. For more, check out "Curtiss A-1 Replica Crashes During Practice Flight."