Solar Impulse Pacific Flight Cut Short

Solar Impulse Pacific Flight Cut Short »

The Solar Impulse crew has cut short their attempt to fly from China to Hawaii on solar power, with a safe landing in Nagoya, Japan, at about midnight local time. Options for navigating a weather front along the route deteriorated, and the crew decided to land and wait for another opportunity. Despite the delay, the crew was encouraged by the airplane's performance during the 40-hour flight, its longest yet. More

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