who invented the airplane?

The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers spent years studying the principles of flight and experimenting with different designs and prototypes before achieving their historic feat. Their invention paved the way for modern aviation and forever changed the way people travel and explore the world.