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C919 starts first long-distance test flight

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-11-10 13:46

C919 starts first long-distance test flight

Staff members work on China's large passenger aircraft, the C919, in Shanghai, Nov 9, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]


SHANGHAI - The Chinese-produced large passenger jet, C919, started its first long-distance test flight on Friday morning.

With five crew members onboard, the plane took off in Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 11:38 a.m. on Friday and flied to Yanliang Testing Base in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province.

In Yanliang, it will undergo further testing.

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