A replica of Santos Dumont's 14-bis biplane outside the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro to promote its "Fying Poet” exhibit. Photo: AFP

Wright brothers move over: Rio celebrates man Brazilians say was first to fly

Full-scale replica of legendary plane is centrepiece of display at a new museum honouring eccentric aviation pioneer Santos Dumont, who flew 61 metres in 1906 – three years after Wright brothers

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A replica of Santos Dumont's 14-bis biplane outside the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro to promote its "Fying Poet” exhibit. Photo: AFP
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