Solar-Powered Plane Makes It to NYC
It soared over the Statute of Liberty
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 11, 2016 7:21 AM CDT
Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg, flies over the Statue of Liberty.   (Jean Revillard/ SI2 via AP)
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(Newser) – A solar-powered airplane has landed in New York City on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 soared over the Statue of Liberty and flew into New York City, before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Saturday morning, the AP reports. The plane, which left Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania late Friday, was scheduled to head to the Big Apple Monday night but showers and thunderstorms moving through the area caused it to be grounded. (The plane began its voyage in Abu Dhabi last year and made it across the Pacific to California in April.)