31 May '15, 11pm

Solar #Impulse 2 over Sea of Japan, day after take-off

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft flew over the Sea of Japan Monday, almost 24 hours after it set off on the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. Pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, was flying between North Korea and Japan at about 1600 GMT, according to a tweet posted by his team, marking nearly the first full day on a six-day, six-night flight that will take him over the Pacific Ocean. Borschberg's compatriot and fellow Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard noted on Twitter that the overnight flight would be the first time the aircraft would have to fly "through the night", during which time it will rely on battery power. Overall, the 8,500-kilometre (5,270-mile) flight to Hawaii could set a record for duration by a single pilot, organisers said. It is the seventh and longest section of the maiden solar-powered global circumnavigation,...

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