Crowd with belts on cheer as Solar Impulse-2 halts in Pennsylvania

| Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:15
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Crowd with belts on cheer as Solar Impulse halts in Pennsylvania

Solar Impulse halts in Pennsylvania

New Delhi: Solar Impulse 2 has completed the 13th leg of its solar-powered around the world flight, touching down at LeHigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania. With Bertrand Piccard piloting, the single-seater aircraft reached its destination at 8:49 pm CDT after a near 17-hour flight from Dayton, Ohio, according to the reports.
Thursday's flight came a day after the announcement by Solar Impulse that the leg faced postponement due to an accident caused by a power failure in the bespoke inflatable hangar used to house the aircraft caused it to partly collapse.
Solar Impulse 2 started its around the world attempt in Abu Dhabi in 2015. After being grounded in Hawaii for several months due to battery damage caused by overheating. The aircraft completed a record-breaking Pacific Ocean crossing last month after a 62-hour flight.

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