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Solar-powered plane lands in Dayton, Ohio

(PHOTO: SolarImpulse.com) (PHOTO: SolarImpulse.com)
DAYTON, OH (FOX19) -

A solar-powered airplane, attempting the first round-the-world solar flight, has landed in Dayton, Ohio. 

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Andre Borschberg, landed at the Dayton International airport late Saturday after a 17 hour flight form the Tulsa International Airport.

The globe-circling voyage began back in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The solar plane has since made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China, Japan and now the United States. 

The plane is expected to make at one more stop in the U.S. before heading across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa.

The Solar Impulse 2 has already broken records in its round-the-world attempt. Back in July André Borschberg flew for five days and five nights from Japan to Hawaii, using only the power of the sun.

You can get flight updates and follow this historic flight around the world by going to the Solar Impulse website.  


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