First flight of Harbin Z-5, the Chinese 1st generation helicopter

Sunday, December 14, 1958 - Harbin Hafei Airport, People's Republic of China



The first Chinese-made helicopter, the Z-5 took its maiden flight at the end of 1958.  It was piloted by the test pilots Qian Guangyou and Liu Xingxiang.

China Today: Aviation Industry.  The China Aviation Industry Press, 1989.  p. 175.  Print.


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