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China-developed AG600 amphibious aircraft succeeds in maiden flight over sea

Updated: Jul 27,2020 11:55 AM    Xinhua

 

An AG600 "Kunlong" amphibious aircraft slides on the sea off Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, July 26, 2020. China's indigenously developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft succeeded in its maiden flight over sea on July 26 in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, its developer announced. The aircraft took off from the sea off Qingdao at 10:18 am and completed the test flight after flying for about 31 minutes, said state-owned plane-maker Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The successful maiden flight from the sea is a major step forward in the development of this large amphibious aircraft following its maiden flight in 2017 and first takeoff from a water reservoir in 2018, said the AVIC. [Photo/Xinhua]
The AG600, codenamed Kunlong, slides on the sea off Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, July 26, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
An AG600 "Kunlong" amphibious aircraft returns to Rizhao Shanzihe Airport after its maiden flight over sea, East China's Shandong province, July 26, 2020.[Photo/Xinhua]
The AG600, codenamed Kunlong, slides on the sea off Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, July 26, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
The AG600, codenamed Kunlong, slides on the sea off Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, July 26, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

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