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Boeing starts flight tests of the first C-17 Globemaster III for Canada
St. Louis, USA - It flew over Pacific Ocean for three hours and 45 minutes
The first of four Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs for the Canadian Defense Forces took flight for the first time Monday, a major milestone leading to the aircraft's delivery on Aug. 8. With a takeoff weight of 208,650 kg, the advanced airlifter lifted off from Long Beach, Calif., at 3:36 p.m. Pacific time, and flew for three hours and 45 minutes. Led by Boeing production pilot Joel Brown, the seven-person...
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