Successful test flight with ‘aircraft of the future

A small version of a new type of aircraft has made a test flight. It concerns the ‘Flying-V’, an aircraft in the shape of a V.

The test with the aircraft went well and the makers of the aircraft are very satisfied.

During the test flight a few things also went wrong. For example, the aircraft was heavier at the back than at the front. As a result, the pilot had to make a lot of effort to keep the aircraft straight.

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Also the landing went very difficult. The aircraft landed on the front wheel instead of the rear wheels. Because of this the wheel broke off.

It can still take decades before people can travel by plane. The designers will use the results of the test flight to improve the aircraft.