New Japanese regional airliner Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), which carried out a test flight over the territory of Japan, made an emergency landing at the airport of Noto (Ishikawa Prefecture). It is reported TASS with reference to the Agency Kyodo.
It is noted that “during a test flight, there was a situation that required inspection.” The plane took to the air from the airport in Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture), was supposed to be back in the same air Harbor. It is emphasized that unplanned landing MRJ did not affect the operation of the airport of Noto.
Currently one liner MRJ is in the United States, which also needs to conduct a series of test flights. The flight of the Japanese ship in USA one time was postponed due to problems the a / C system.
MRJ is the first in more than 50 years of regional passenger aircraft in Japan. It has a range from 1,5 thousand to 3.4 thousand km, depending on modification, he is able to carry up to 90 passengers.
Development MRJ was carried out in 2007 and cost about 180 billion yen ($1.8 billion). In November last year, the aircraft successfully completed several test flights.