Solar-powered plane lands in California, completing risky trip across Pacific

April 24, 2016 6:54 AM

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Solar-powered plane lands in California, completing risky trip across Pacific

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world has landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii.

Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. Saturday following a 62-hour, nonstop flight without fuel.

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