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Powerful jet stream propels Virgin Atlantic plane to record-breaking speed

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Powerful jet stream propels Virgin Atlantic plane to record-breaking speed

The Telegraph - By Hugh Morris

A Virgin Atlantic jet set a new speed record on Monday, flying from LA to London in just over nine hours, after a powerful jet stream propelled it faster than the speed of sound. The 787 Dreamliner was clocked at 801mph over Pennsylvania as it rode the fastest jet stream on record, blowing east at …

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