Photo voltaic-Powered Airplane's Flight to New York Metropolis Postponed

The newest leg of a photo voltaic-powered airplane’s round-the-world journey has been postponed resulting from climate circumstances.

The Swiss-made Photo voltaic Impulse 2 was scheduled to take off from Lehigh Valley Worldwide Airport in Allentown and head to New York Metropolis round midnight Monday, however challenge officers introduced round 12:30 a.m. Tuesday that the flight had been postponed due to showers and thunderstorms shifting via the world.

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The aircraft was scheduled to fly over the Statue of Liberty earlier than touchdown at John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport, its final cease in america earlier than crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It wasn’t instantly clear when the flight would happen.

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The aircraft has been in Allentown since Might 25.

The voyage started March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.