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Japan's passenger jet takes to the skies for first flight

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp's MRJ taking off for a test flight at Nagoya Airfield in Toyoyama town, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, on Wednesday.


MITSUBISHI Aircraft Corp's new jet took off on its debut flight from Nagoya airport in central Japan, half a century after the country last introduced a new passenger plane.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, which can seat as many as 92 passengers, took off at 9:35am on Wednesday