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Mitsubishi jet makes maiden overseas flight

The MRJ leaves for its maiden overseas flight at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido.

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Aircraft's Japan-built passenger jet made its maiden overseas flight en route to the U.S. for testing. 

The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet, which had left Nagoya Airport in Aichi Prefecture, on Monday, took off from New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday and arrived at an airport in Russia's Kamchatka after noon.

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