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© Jean Revillard, Solar Impulse 2, AFP | Handout picture obtained on May 13, 2016 from Solar Impulse 2 shows ground crew members working on the aircraft in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2016-05-21

An experimental, solar-powered aircraft took off from Tulsa, in the midwestern US state of Oklahoma early Saturday, kicking off the latest phase of its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel.

Solar Impulse 2, which aims to promote clean energy technologies, departed at 4:22 am (0922 GMT) from Tulsa International Airport and was due to land at Dayton International Airport, Ohio, hours later, at 11:00 pm (0300 GMT Sunday), project organizers said.

(AFP)

Date created : 2016-05-21

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