787 Dreamliner flies over MYR
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:28:18 GMT —
Just before 11:30 a.m., the 787 Dreamliner out of North Charleston's Boeing facility, almost touched down on the runway of Myrtle Beach International Airport Wednesday before climbing back up and moving on.
MYR was chosen as a test site because of its runway size, instrumentation and other factors. Airport Spokesperson Lauren Morris said the test flights would include aerial familiarizations.
The 787 went into service this year.
The jets are being built in the Pacific Northwest as well as at a $750 million manufacturing plant in North Charleston that opened last summer. The North Charleston plant represents the single largest industrial investment in South Carolina history.
Thanks to Morris for providing the video of the fly-by.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.