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World’s longest non-stop commercial flight lands 19 hours after takeoff

– The plane took off from JFK airport at 9:27pm on Friday and landed in Sydney, Australia on Sunday

– The flight was part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and passengers

– Passengers were largely made up of Qantas employees with numbers restricted to minimise the weight on board

– It took 19 hours and 16 minutes to travel 16,200km around the globe without re-fuelling

Qantas, an Australian airline, has made history after
it completed a test of the longest non-stop
commercial passenger flight as part of research on
how the journey could affect pilots, crew and
passengers.
The Boeing 787-9 plane took off from John F.
Kennedy International Airport with 49 people on
board on Friday and landed in Sydney, Australia, at
on Sunday.

The Boeing 787-9 plane took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport with 49 people on board at 9.27pm on Friday and landed in Sydney, Australia, at 7.33am on Sunday. Photo: Channel News

In a report by BBC, the passengers were largely
made up of Qantas employees with numbers
restricted to minimise the weight on board.
After boarding the flight, the passengers were
asked to set their watches to Sydney time and
were kept awake until night fell in Eastern Australia
in bid to avoid jet-lag.
To give the plane sufficient fuel range to avoid re-
fueling, the Qantas flight took off with maximum
fuel, restricted baggage load and no cargo.

By Victor Aluede G.y

Aluede G.y Victory is a history
enthusiast an a mediapreneur living in Aboru,
Lagos. He studied arts at skills click foundation, he is an alumni of Rehoboth college Aboru, Lagos.

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