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Solar plane aims for Chinese coast

The fuel-free aeroplane Solar Impulse has taken off from Chongqing in western-central China, and is heading for Nanjing in the east.
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Solar Impulse plane lands in China

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, has completed the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight.
The vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, touched down in Chongqing in China just after 17:30 GMT.
It had left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) some 20 hours previously.

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Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, is up in the air again on the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight.
The vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, left Mandalay in Myanmar just after 21:00 GMT on Sunday, and is heading for Chongqing in China.

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Solar Impulse: Plane sets out on two-hop journey to Myanmar

The solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world is in the air again, crossing India and hoping to make it to Myanmar on Thursday.
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Solar Impulse: Piccard crosses Arabian Sea

Solar Impulse is back in the air on the second leg of its historic attempt to fly around the world.
After the briefest of lay-overs, the prop-driven plane took off from Muscat in Oman at 06.35 (02:35 GMT).

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Solar Impulse plane begins epic global flight

A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has got under way from Abu Dhabi.
The aircraft - called Solar Impulse-2 - took off from the Emirate, heading east to Muscat in Oman.

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Solar Impulse plane set for epic global flight

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Solar Impulse 2 plane set for round-the-world flight

The plans have been set for the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, to take off from Abu Dhabi and then fly around the globe using only the sun's energy.
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Solar Impulse plane starts bid to cross US

A plane powered only by the Sun has set off from San Francisco on the first leg of a bid to cross the US with no fuel.
The Solar Impulse craft will stop in Phoenix, Dallas, St Louis, Washington DC and New York in the coming weeks.

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Flight plan for solar-powered airplane

A solar-powered plane set to embark on a multi-city trip across the United States is scheduled to depart Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif. on May 1, weather permitting.
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