Solar-Powered Aircraft Lands in New York City as Part of Worldwide Voyage

Erik Tham/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 landed at New York City's JFK Airport early Saturday morning, the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

The Swiss-made aircraft flew over the Statue of Liberty, before landing at JFK.

 



It had left Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania late Friday.

The plane originally was scheduled to land in New York Monday night but showers and thunderstorms moving through the area caused it to be grounded.

 

 



The voyage began March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Stops were made in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.

 

 

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