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Solar plane sets distance record on U.S. tour

• AFP

Solar Impulse landed in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas at 1:08 am (0608 GMT) after an 18 hour and 21 minute flight from Phoenix, Arizona, a distance of 1,541 kilometers (950 miles), organizers said in a statement.

“This leg was particularly challenging because of fairly strong winds at the landing. It also was the longest flight — in terms of distance — ever flown by a solar airplane,” the plane’s pilot Andre Borschberg said.

 

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