Solar-powered plane takes off on around-the-world flight attempt

March 9, 2015 4:23 AM

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Solar-powered plane takes off on around-the-world flight attempt

March 9, 2015: A Swiss solar-powered plane takes off at an airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder Andre Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the Al Bateen Executive Airport. (AP Photo/Aya Batrawy)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.

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