Solar Impulse

First Ever Cross-Country Solar Powered Flight Lands in NYC

by Associated Press
Solar Impulse Landing at Dusk

Michel Vanderheyden, flickr

A solar-powered aircraft has completed a history-making cross-country flight, landing at New York's JFK airport. 

The Solar Impulse flew out of Dulles International Airport in Washington a little before 5 a.m. Saturday en route to New York City and landed shortly after 11 p.m.

An unexpected tear was found on the left wing of the revolutionary plane earlier Saturday, forcing the aircraft to land three hours ahead of schedule.  Officials said neither the pilot nor aircraft appeared to be in danger. 

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