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Wings of Madness: The Daring Flights of Alberto Santos-Dumont

2007 Rated NR 56m

This hourlong "Nova" documentary profiles trailblazing Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont, who piloted Europe's first plane flight but ultimately descended into despair and committed suicide. After flying a gas-powered dirigible balloon over Paris in 1901, Santos-Dumont gained worldwide fame, and his later aeronautical development work increased his celebrity -- until the Wright Brothers' growing reputation overshadowed his accomplishments.

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Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo