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Solar-powered plane completes historic round-the-world trip

Flight caps remarkable 42,000 km journey without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 05:50
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Dr Picard (right) and Mr Borschberg touched down in the capital Abu Dhabi after a more than 48 hour-long flight from Cairo, the final leg in its journey which began on March 9 last year.

Abu Dhabi

SOLAR Impulse 2 landed on Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered aeroplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy.

The plane touched down at 04:05 (0005 GMT) in the capital Abu Dhabi

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