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Solar Impulse 2 airplane lands in Oklahoma


Oklahoma  –   A solar-powered airplane has landed in Oklahoma after completing the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

A report on Friday from Oklahoma, said Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 at Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma City at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday, completing an 18-hour, 975-mile flight with no fuel.

It said the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport about 3 a.m.

According to the report, Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. presented a certificate of recognition to Piccard and André Borschberg, who alternates the flying duties.

The flight team wrote on their website that it was the plane’s second flight across the North American continent in the team’s trip to circumnavigate the globe.

“The first leg was from San Francisco to Phoenix.

“Landing in Tulsa is “symbolic” because it lies at the heart of the United States near the iconic Route 66,’’ they said.

The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.

It said after Oklahoma, the plane is expected to make at least one more stop in the U.S. before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa. (Reuters/NAN)

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