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Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner makes its first flight (pictures)

The new, longer Dreamliner can carry 40 more passengers than the first member of the 787 family. It took off Tuesday from Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

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Crowd looking on

The first 787-9 Dreamliner takes off over a Paine Field crowd of people gathered in Everett, Wash., to see the new airplane make its first flight.
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Airborne

Photographed from a chase plane, the new 787-9 flies over Washington state, fog and clouds below and a mountain behind it.
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Taking air

The Dreamliner, airborne for the very first time.
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Soaring

The new 787-9 Dreamliner soars above Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
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Taxiing

The Dreamliner taxis prior to takeoff.
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Landing

The 787-9 Dreamliner makes its first landing, at Boeing Field in Seattle.
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Onlookers

Hundreds of fans of the Dreamliner program watch the new airplane make its first flight.

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