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Couple crosses Atlantic Ocean in Chinese-made aircraft

By Tian Xuefei and Zhou Huiying in Harbin | China Daily | Updated: 2017-04-15 07:29

A couple with a penchant for adventure has successfully flown over the Atlantic Ocean in a Chinese-made plane.

Zhang Xinyu, 40, and his wife Liang Hong, 38, took off from Fortaleza Airport in Brazil and successfully landed at Playa Airport in the Cape Verde Islands after nearly nine hours of flying on Sunday.

The 2,700-kilometer flight was the longest nonstop leg for the couple, who began their 80,000-kilometer round-the-world journey in a Y-12 aircraft at the beginning of the year.

Couple crosses Atlantic Ocean in Chinese-made aircraft

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