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How many passengers where in the first passenger plane?


While the first comercial flights took place on planes only large enought to carry one passenger (such as the Curtiss JN4 or Jenny), the first passenger plane is considered to be the Ford Tri-Motor. It could carry a dozen passengers, and was extremely expensive, even uncomfortable, especially by today's standards. Check out the America by Air Gallery to get the full story and to see these planes in person! 

Categories: Flight Dynamics