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Solar plane completes maiden intercontinental trip

Abdeljalil Bounhar / AP

Solar Impulse pilots Bertrand Piccard, center, celebrates with Andre Borschberg, right, and Mustapha Bakkoury, president of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy upon arrival at Rabat airport, Morocco on Tuesday.

Reuters reports: A solar energy plane landed in Morocco on Tuesday, completing the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the sun to show the potential for pollution-free air travel.

Shortly before Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed in Rabat's airport, the project co-founder and pilot Andre Borschberg said the aircraft has proved its sustainability. "The aircraft can now fly day and night. It's quite a show ... It's a technology we can trust," he told reporters. Continue reading.

Abdeljalil Bounhar / AP

An experimental solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse, approaches to make a night landing at Rabat airport, Morocco on Tuesday.


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