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Solar plane ends 1st leg of journey

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Solar Impulse 2 | Photo by Jean Revillard/Olga Stefatou/Solar Impulse/EPA

A solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse-2, completed its first leg of a record-breaking attempt to fly around the world. Completing a 12-hour, 400-kilometer flight, the plane touched down in Oman from Abu Dhabi, with businessman and pilot Andre Borschberg at the helm. It is scheduled to cross the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans over the next 5 months, with Swiss Bertrand Piccard sharing pilot duties.

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