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787 Dreamliner takeoff and landing tests (photos)

While the press waited for the first flight of Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental, its 787 Dreamliner did takeoffs and landings.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

EVERETT, Wash.--The day belonged to the 747-8 Intercontinental, which made its first flight Sunday. But while the press and hundreds of Boeing employees waited for the new 747 to take off, one of Boeing's 787 Dreamliners was doing touch-and-go and aborted landing tests.

Here, we see the plane ascending quickly, moments after coming in for an aborted landing test.

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Almost wheels down

The 787 Dreamliner, just a second before its wheels hit the ground at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
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Wheels touching

The Dreamliner touches down. But instead of taxiing in, it accelerated and took off again.
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Coming in for landing

The Dreamliner on landing approach.
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In the air

The Dreamliner takes to the air.
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On the ground

The Dreamliner, speeding down the runway.

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