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Flying car completes first flight

2012-04-03 07:06:45 GMT2012-04-03 15:06:45(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

This March 23, 2012 photo provided by Terrafugia Inc. shows the company's prototype flying car, dubbed the Transition, during its first flight. The vehicle has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, and flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes during the test. Commercial jets fly at 35,000 feet. (AP Photo/Terrafugia.com)

This March 23, 2012 photo provided by Terrafugia Inc. shows the company's prototype flying car, dubbed the Transition, during its first flight. The vehicle has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, and flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes during the test. Commercial jets fly at 35,000 feet. (AP Photo/Terrafugia.com)

In this undated photo provided by Terrafugia Inc., the company's prototype flying car, dubbed the Transition, travels down a street with its wings folded. The vehicle has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, and flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes during its test flight on March 23, 2012. Commercial jets fly at 35,000 feet. (AP Photo/Terrafugia.com)

This undated handout photo provided by Terrafugia, shows The Terrafugia Transition shortly after a takeoff. (AP Photo/Terrafugia)

In this 2008 photo, the Terrafugia Transition drives down a street during road testing in Westford, Mass. (AP Photo/courtesy Terrafugia)

This March 23, 2012 photo provided by Terrafugia Inc. shows the company's prototype flying car, dubbed the Transition, during its first flight. The vehicle has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, and flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes during the test. Commercial jets fly at 35,000 feet.

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