25 Apr '16, 12pm

Solar Impulse completes historic flight over Pacific

Solar Impulse completes historic flight over Pacific

Solar Impulse 2 flies over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Source: Solar Impulse Solar Impulse 2, the pioneering ‘zero fuel plane’ which began a worldwide round trip last year, landed safely in San Francisco after its 62-hour, record-setting flight over the Pacific Ocean. The plane is now firmly on the ground in Mountain View, California, after completing the trip last Saturday night. The journey began in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan before embarking on the trans-Pacific leg of the trip. According to the Solar Impulse organisation, the aircraft and founder and chairman Bertrand Piccard touched down at Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, California on 23 April at 11:44pm PDT after a 62 hour flight from Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. The penultimate stretch of the trans-Pacific journey was riddled with bad luck for Solar Impuls...

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