C-919: first Chinese-built passenger jet completes 'beautiful' maiden flight

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Twin-engine passenger plane has been designed to compete with the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737

The first Chinese-built passenger jet has taken to the skies for a politically charged maiden flight that authorities claimed would propel the country into a new era of aviation.

The C919, a twin-engine airliner designed to compete with the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737, took off from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport just after 2pm on Friday and landed back there again 80 minutes later.

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#C919 took off from Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport at 1400LT. pic.twitter.com/aIHjHqj0fY

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