Video: when the DC-8 first took to the skies


On May 30, 1958, the Douglas DC-8 took to the skies for the very first time. The DC-8 was one of the first commercial jet airliners and was launched shortly after the Boeing 707.

The video below shows how the aircraft was tested on the ground and how the four-engined aircraft performed its maiden flight.

© PeriscopeFilm

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