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Experimental Solar Impulse plane ends transcontinental trip in New York

The experimental Solar Impulse plane, powered by the sun, completed a transcontinental trip across the United States late Saturday, touching down in New York despite a rip in the fabric of one wing. The giant, single-person plane landed at New York’s John F Kennedy airport at 0311 GMT, ahead of…

Solar plane takes off on last flight of U.S. journey

The experimental Solar Impulse aircraft departed Washington early Saturday en route to New York on the final leg of its US tour aimed at showcasing the promise of clean energy, organisers said. The plane, which runs on four electric propellers powered by an array of solar cells mounted on the…