Boeing test crew makes long trip, has sandwiches

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The flight crew testing a next-generation Boeing jumbo jet made a long trip for a taste of Pittsburgh's most famous sandwich.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the crew manning a new $300 million 747-8 Freighter jet made the scheduled 2,500-mile test flight from outside Seattle to western Pennsylvania. While the plane was on the ground in Pittsburgh, the crew called in an order to go for a Primanti Bros. sandwich.

The jet made the flight as the aircraft maker wraps up reliability testing with a series of cross-country flights.

Boeing expects to begin delivering the 747-8 Freighter this summer and its passenger sibling to airlines starting in 2012.

Flight test director Paul Shank says future trips will include flights to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Maine.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com