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Solar-powered Plane Lands in Spain

Solar-powered Plane Lands in Spain

Thursday, 23 June 2016 05:10 AM

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — An experimental solar-powered airplane landed in Spain Thursday, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic in the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville in southern Spain at 0540 GMT on Thursday, ending a 71-hour, 8-minute flight which began from New York City on Monday. It was the first time a solar-powered plane has made such a journey using zero fuel and zero emissions, organizers said.

A note on the plane's official website said the aircraft had flown 6,765 kilometers (4,204 miles) at a maximum height of 8,534 meters (27,999 feet).

It was the 15th leg of a planned around-the-world flight which began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.A note on the plane's official website said the aircraft had flown 6,765 kilometers (4,204 miles) at a maximum height of 8,534 meters (27,999 feet).

It was the 15th leg of a planned around-the-world flight which began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

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An experimental solar-powered airplane landed in Spain Thursday, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic in the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville in southern Spain at 0540 GMT on Thursday, ending a...
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