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First test flight for Boeing Dreamliner

More than two years behind schedule, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner finally took off for its first test flight on Tuesday.

world Updated: Dec 16, 2009 11:38 IST

More than two years behind schedule, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner finally took off for its first test flight on Tuesday.

The blue and white, twin-engined plane took off for a scheduled four- or five-hour flight from Boeing's test facility near Everett, Washington, at 10.27 a.m. (1527 GMT) with two experienced test pilots aboard.