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First round-world solar flight stops in China

By TAN YINGZI in Chongqing (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-03-31 09:43 Comments

First round-world solar flight stops in China

The Swiss solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, HB-SIB, prepares to land at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, March 31, 2015. [Photo/IC]

Solar Impulse 2 landed in Chongqing, China, on Tuesday, the fifth-leg of the Swiss-developed airplane's quest to become the first aircraft to fly around the world powered only by the sun.

The plane took off from Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, on Monday afternoon for Chongqing, where it will stay for a couple of days due to weather conditions and then fly to Nanjing. During its stopover in Chongqing, the two-man crew and members from the Swiss embassy to China will visit a local middle school.

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