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Boeing Dreamliner Maiden Flight Ends Early Due To Weather

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands at Boeing Field in Tukwila, Wash. after its maiden flight. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo hide caption

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands at Boeing Field in Tukwila, Wash. after its maiden flight.

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Updated at 4:36 PM ET — The maiden flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner ended at 4:34 PM ET with a smooth landing at Boeing Field-King County International Airport in Tukwila, Wash. outside Seattle.

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The Seattle Times is tweeting that reporters covering the test flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are being taken outside early for what may be an earlier than expected landing.

The maiden flight was tentatively scheduled to last for about four hours but reportedly should end about an hour early. Bad weather is being blamed for the decision to curtail the flight.

Boeing has provided a flight tracker on its website. It's giving the estimated the time of arrival as 4:22 PM ET.

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