Solar plane sets off on Atlantic crossing

A plane powered by solar energy has set off on its Atlantic journey. Solar Impulse 2 took off from New York on Monday with the aim of crossing the Atlantic. The […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A plane powered by solar energy has set off on its Atlantic journey.

Solar Impulse 2 took off from New York on Monday with the aim of crossing the Atlantic.

The team expects the trip to last 90 hours, landing in the Spanish city of Seville on Friday morning.

It is part of the aim of achieving an around-the-world-flight on the solar airplane.

The latest journey will be the second longest travelled by the 17,000-panel plane after it achieved its longest one in July last year from Nagoya to Hawaii.

In April, the solar plane completed a 62-hour flight from Hawaii to California.