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INTERACTIVE: Solar Impulse 2 on a round-the-world trip

The world's first aircraft powered by solar energy was to remain in Ahmadabad for two days.

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A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in Ahmedabad on Tuesday night, completing the second leg — and its first sea crossing — of its historic round-the-world trip.

The world’s first aircraft powered by solar energy was to remain in Ahmadabad for two days before flying to the holy city of Varanasi on Saturday.

Solar Impulse 2 started it’s journey from Abu Dhabi towards Muscat, Oman. On March 10, 2015 it took off towards Ahemdabad. From Ahmedabad it will leave for Varanasi on Saturday.

Following is an interactive map illustrating the places that the Swiss pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Boschberg, have covered as of now:

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(With AP inputs)

First published on: 11-03-2015 at 12:56:30 pm
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