Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City

NEW YORK (FOX19) - A solar-powered airplane, attempting the first round-the-world solar flight, has landed in New York City.

The stop is the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage. Just last month, the plane made a stop in the birthplace of aviation, Dayton, Ohio.

The Solar Impulse 2 soared over the Statue of Liberty and flew into New York City, before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Saturday morning.

It had left Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania late Friday.The plane originally was scheduled to head to the Big Apple earlier this week but rain and thunderstorms moving through the area caused it to be grounded.

The voyage began March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Stops were made in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.

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

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