Solar plane lands in India on world record attempt 0

Solar Impulse 2

Solar Impulse 2A solar-powered aircraft arrived safely in India late Tuesday on the second leg of its attempted record-setting flight around the world.

The Solar Impulse 2 craft landed at Ahmadabad airport in India’s Gujarat state 16 hours after departing from Muscat, Oman, 910 miles away.

The plane, powered solely by solar energy, was to remain at the airport before continuing on to Varanasi in northern India on Saturday.

Bertrand Piccard, one of two Swiss pilots on board, was at the controls for the flight leg ending in Ahmadabad. He and Andre Borschberg were taking turns piloting the craft during the 21,700-mile journey.

 

 

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