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World’s 1st solar plane landed in Ahmedabad

This historic round-the-world trip continues on Sunday with Andre Boschberg, being the pilot.

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In this photo released by Solar Impulse "Solar Impulse 2", a solar-powered airplane piloted by Bertrant Piccard, from Switzerland lands in Ahmedabad, India on Tuesday March 10, 2015. (Source: AP)

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During its historic round-the-world journey finishing the second leg of the journey from Muscat in Oman. (Source: AP)

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With his 15:20 hours flight he set a new world record for solar distance flight with 1,486 kilometers. (Source: AP)

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The trip continues on Sunday with Andre Boschberg, being the pilot. (Source: AP)

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The aircraft's wings are covered by more than 17,000 solar cells that recharge the plane's batteries. (Source: Express photo by Javed Raja)

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The aircraft is In the Ahmedabad Airport hanger. Solar Impulse 2 flies ideally at around 25 knots, or 45 kph (28 mph). (Source: Express photo by Javed Raja)

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Bertrand Piccard, Swiss pilot and co-founder of Solar Impulse 2, displays the thumbs up symbol after landing at an airport in Ahmadabad. (Source: AP)

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Swiss pilots and founders of Solar Impulse 2 Bertrand Piccard, left, and Andre Boschberg acknowledge the media after landing at an airport in Ahmadabad. (Source: AP)

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Crew members gather to push the Solar Impulse 2 towards a hangar after it landed at an airport in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (Source: AP)