Egypt Independent

Solar Impulse 2 flight postponed



The team responsible for the Solar Impulse 2 plane announced it was delaying a trip planned for Monday because of fluctuations in weather over the Pacific Ocean.
 
The risk of unstable weather caused the postponement of the flight towards its seventh destination, a distance of 5,080 miles by plane. The plane operates without the use of fossil fuels, the team said in a statement.
 
The plane was supposed to kick off on Monday from the Chinese city of Nanning and head to Hawaii on a trip expected to take 120 continuous hours.
 
The plane started its 12-stage journey on March 9 from Abu Dhabi, UAE. The total number of days in flight is expected to be 25 days, with an average speed of 100 km per hour.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm