Zero-fuel plane completes record-breaking Pacific crossing

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Zero-fuel plane completes record-breaking Pacific crossing

EPA

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii on Friday, July 3 after the most arduous leg of its journey.

The sun-powered plane, piloted by veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, took 118 hours – about 5 days – to make the voyage from Japan to Hawaii and landed shortly after dawn at Kalaeloa Airport on the main Hawaiian island of Oahu.

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