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Solar Impulse plane says stopping in Japan due to weather

Solar Impulse plane attempting to circle globe stopping in Japan because of weather

Solar Impulse plane says stopping in Japan due to weather

TOKYO (AP) -- A solar plane attempting to fly around the world without a drop of fuel says it is making an unscheduled stop in Nagoya because of bad weather.

The Swiss pilot took off from Nanjing, China, on Sunday for Hawaii on what was to be the longest leg of the journey.

The website and Twitter feed for Solar Impulse 2 said on Monday that the plane would instead land in Nagoya, Japan.

The journey started in March in Abu Dhabi, and the plane has stopped in Oman, India, Myanmar and China. The 8,175-kilometer (5,079-mile) flight from Nanjing to Hawaii was the seventh of 12 flights and the longest and most dangerous.


Updated : 2021-09-24 11:58 GMT+08:00