Solar Impulse takes off on delayed Pacific flight

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg left the ground in Nagoya, in central Japan, around 3am local time five days after weather problems forced the organisers to cancel an earlier attempt to reach Hawaii.



By (AFP)

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 2:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 26 Aug 2020, 1:49 PM

Tokyo - The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early on Monday for a flight over the Pacific Ocean, a spokeswoman said, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.
Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, left the ground in Nagoya, in central Japan, around 3am local time (1800 GMT), five days after weather problems forced the organisers to cancel an earlier attempt to reach Hawaii.


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