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Solar plane lands in India on world record attempt (1/5)

2015-03-11 14:36 Ecns.cn Web Editor:Yao Lan
Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg (front) and fellow Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard (back) wave to greeters after landing the Solar Impulse II, the first solar-powered plane scheduled to circumnavigate the world, at Ahmedabad in India, March 10, 2015. Its flight plan called for stops in various cities, including Muscat in Oman, Varanasi and Ahmedabad in India, Chongqing and Nanjing in China and Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. The aircraft flies at about 28 mph, propelled by energy from batteries recharged by more than 17,000 solar cells. (Photo provided to China News Service)
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