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Steve Fossett set a new world record today for the longest flight by any aircraft in history 26,389.3 statute miles.As Steve began his descent from 40 000 feet thirty minutes before an expected arrival at Kent International Airport at Manston, the Global Flyer suffered generator failure. With only battery power, Steve declared an immediate mayday and was directed to Bournemouth where accompanied by the Citation X N377SF chase plane with Sir Richard Branson aboard, Steve made a safe landing despite suffering 2 blown tyres being held up by pallet trucks as the picture shows. 1 engine for ultra long haul

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Feb 12, 2006

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Steve Fossett set a new world record today for the longest flight by any aircraft in history 26,389.3 statute miles.As Steve began his descent from 40 000 feet thirty minutes before an expected arrival at Kent International Airport at Manston, the Global Flyer suffered generator failure. With only battery power, Steve declared an immediate mayday and was directed to Bournemouth where accompanied by the Citation X N377SF chase plane with Sir Richard Branson aboard, Steve made a safe landing despite suffering 2 blown tyres being held up by pallet trucks as the picture shows. 1 engine for ultra long haul

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