China’s first home-grown jet takes off on maiden flight

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China’s first home-grown jet takes off on maiden flight

SHANGHAI: China's first home-grown large passenger jet successfully took off on its maiden test flight on Friday, a key milestone for a country seeking a place in the global aviation market.

The narrow-body C919 jet -- white with green and blue stripes -- soared over Pudong international airport in the commercial hub Shanghai as a crowd of thousands cheered. (APP)