Solar plane Solar Impulse forced by bad weather to land in Japan




The solar airplane Solar Impulse which departed Saturday from China toward Hawaii, 8,000 kilometers away, his flight after 36 hours should be aborted by bad weather. The aircraft returned and landed in Japan.

The Solar Impulse rose Saturday from the Chinese city of Nanjing. The goal was to fly by in time to Hawaii, more than 8,000 kilometers away. The flight was expected to take about 120 hours. The team is now waiting for better weather off in Japan, writes the BBC.

Flight Leader Bertrand Piccard says from the command center in Monaco against the British broadcaster that she no ‘daredevils’ but ‘explorers’. “Safety is a priority and everyone is happy with the plane, but the weather throws a spanner in the works,” said Piccard.

Solar plane lands in Nagoya, Japan, where it waited for better weather. The team had to wait for a month in China by the good weather to start the seventh and longest stage. The aircraft has a daytime cloudless sky required to always sufficient charge for the night.

Before it was decided that the plane would return to the country viewed the team if they could find a route through the worsening weather to Hawaii. Procrastination is problematic because the hurricane season in August, the tour can frustrate. After following the flight to Hawaii four stages. The journey began in Abu Dhabi.


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