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North Carolina DOT trolls Ohio over license plate mix-up, sets off Twitter debate – Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio 2021-10-23 13:07:08 –

(NEXSTAR) – The “First in Flight” state is trolling the “Birthplace of Aviation” on Twitter.

Earlier this week, Ohio announced the design of a new state license plate. It features an image of the Wright brothers’ plane dragging a banner that says “The Birthplace of Aviation.” But within hours, Ohio officials admitted that the plane was pointing in the wrong direction, as depicted on the license plate, and that the plane somehow appeared to be flying in the opposite direction. rice field.

The Ohio Automobile Department later said it regretted the turmoil and modified the design.

According to Alex Heckman, a historian at the Wright Brothers National Museum in Dayton, Ohio, this was a “simple mistake” and Wright was doing a lot of research and development.As Heckman said WCMHThe front of the Wright Flyer contains two elevators used to control altitude, so it is often mistaken for a tail.

However, the North Carolina Transport Bureau (NCDOT) wasn’t trying to take Ohio off-hook. On its own license plate is an image of the Wright Flyer commemorating the Wright brothers’ first sustained flight near Kitty Hawk.

“Everyone leaves Ohio alone,” NCDOT wrote on Twitter. “They didn’t know. They weren’t there.”

The department’s tweets quickly evoked dozens of replies from residents of both Ohio and North Carolina, many discussing each other’s claims to the Wright brothers and their contribution to aviation.

Even the Northeastern Ohio Sewerage District has asked its North Carolina counterparts to “pick up this trash tweet.”

In any case, Ohio Department of Public Security Lindsey Bohrer has confirmed that about 35,000 misprinted plates have already been manufactured. She told WCMH that the printed material would be recycled.

Newsplate — Featured on Wright Flyer Flying in the right direction — On December 29th, it will be available for newly registered vehicles and drivers in Ohio if they want to replace their old plates.



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