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(NEW YORK) — The solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 landed at New York City’s JFK Airport early Saturday morning, the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

The Swiss-made aircraft flew over the Statue of Liberty, before landing at JFK.


#Si2 landed in #NewYorkCity after a flight over the @StatueEllisNPS https://t.co/y6zYZaHpAu pic.twitter.com/DQ6Qlr5xdC

— SOLAR IMPULSE (@solarimpulse) June 11, 2016

It had left Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania late Friday.

The plane originally was scheduled to land in New York Monday night but showers and thunderstorms moving through the area caused it to be grounded.



Another spectacular image of #Si2 above @StatueEllisNPS ! #futureisclean #ilovenyc #newyork #timeoutnewyork pic.twitter.com/rACJrs5CUy

— SOLAR IMPULSE (@solarimpulse) June 11, 2016

The voyage began March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Stops were made in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.



Our two pilots are reunited after an amazing flight from #LehighValley to #NYC 1 more step in the round-the-world pic.twitter.com/5DxmoqJzF1

— SOLAR IMPULSE (@solarimpulse) June 11, 2016

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