CNN filed this excellent report. An attempt to fly took place a few minutes ago but the wind was not sufficient to help the small 12 horsepower engine and the Flyer ran the length of the rail but did not leave the ground. We must remember that the Wrights did their testing at Kitty Hawk because of the wind. The day they flew the wind was blowing over 20 mph. During this afternoon's attempt it was no where near that velocity. There is no doubt that another attempt will be made soon.
CNN.com - Bush honors anniversary of first flight - Dec. 17, 2003