Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Hawaii After Flight From Japan

July 4, 2015 12:46 AM

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Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Hawaii After Flight From Japan

A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His nearly 118-hour voyage from Nagoya broke the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight, his team said. The late U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett set the previous record of 76 hours whe...

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