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Museum official: No plans to sell Wright Brothers artifact

The National Aviation Hall of Fame is reassuring a congressman that it has no plans to sell a century-old wooden propeller signed by one of the Wright brothers.

The 8 ½ foot spruce propeller from 1915 is the only known airplane artifact with the signature of one of the aviation pioneer siblings, Orville Wright. It is not on public display but is kept at the hall at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

The possibility of a sale came up recently when Republican Rep. Mike Turner said his office received complaints about financial mismanagement at the hall of fame and he called for its trustees to "cease and desist" any talk about selling artifacts to...