Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Solar plane pilots urge India to support clean energy drive

Swiss pilots and founders of Solar Impulse 2 Bertrand Piccard, left, and Andre Boschberg acknowledge the media after landing at an airport in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg, and its first sea crossing, of its historic round-the-world trip. The aircraft's wings are covered by more than 17,000 solar cells that recharge the plane's batteries. It flies ideally at around 25 knots, or 45 kph (28 mph). (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)AHMADABAD, India (AP) — The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country.

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