Berg, Edith (d. 1931)

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Berg, Edith (d. 1931)

American early airplane passenger. Name variations: Lena Berg; Mrs. Hart Berg. Born in Aledo, Illinois; died Mar 1, 1931; m. Hart O. Berg (European business manager for Wright brothers).

During a promotional exhibit in Le Mans, France, flew with Wilbur Wright over a racetrack to show the Wright plane's dependability for licensing in that country (Oct 7, 1908). During the 2 min. and 3 sec. flight, a wire was used to tether the plane to a rock while she and Wright flew at an altitude of 50 feet.

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