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Third MC-21 airborne

Today, March 16, 2019, the first flight of the third prototype MC-21-300 took place at the aerodrome of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. The flight duration was 1 hour 30 minutes, it took place at an altitude of up to 3,500 meters, the speed of the liner did not exceed 500 km/h. The plane was piloted by a crew of test pilots Andrey Voropayev and Roman Taskaev. During the flight, passes were made over the strip of airfield with retracted landing gear. The flight overall was successful.

Anastasia Fomina