Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Ohio

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DAYTON (AP) – A solar-powered airplane has landed in Dayton, Ohio, on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed in Dayton, Ohio, late Saturday after taking off from Tulsa International Airport before 5 a.m. The flight to Dayton International Airport took 17 hours.

The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.

The plane is expected to make at least one more stop in the United States — in New York — before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa, according to the website documenting the journey.