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World's Largest Plane Takes to the Skies Over California

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The world's largest airplane made its first test flight on Saturday in California, Mirror reports. 

The mega jet called Roc, which has a wingspan the length of an American football field and is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage, carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave desert shortly before 7am Pacific time (14:00 GMT).

The plane, built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, stayed aloft for more than two hours hitting a top speed of 304km per hour and reached an altitude of 5,182m.

It landed safely back at the Mojave Air and Space Port as a crowd of hundreds of people cheered.


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