Solar plane lands in Hawaii, ending perilous leg of global journey
After nearly 118 grueling, consecutive hours over the Pacific Ocean, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 is back on land — and freshly stamped into aviation record books. Pilot Andre Borschberg landed the plane on the Hawaiian island of Oahu five days after he took off from Japan — ending the longest and most dangerous leg in his team's attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. The leg — the eighth of a planned 13 — set a record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight in terms of time.
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