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After delay, solar plane will fly from Ohio to Pennsylvania

Written by The Associated Press | May 24, 2016 5:00 PM
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco at the end of its journey from Hawaii, part of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The next leg of the solar-powered around-the-world flight is scheduled to start from Mountain View, Calif., Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. PDT, bound for Phoenix.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

(Dayton) -- After a delay to check for possible damage, a solar-powered airplane will take off Wednesday for its planned flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania.

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is on an around-the-world journey. It was scheduled to fly from Dayton to the Lehigh Valley Tuesday morning, but project officials scrapped those plans late Monday.

Officials say the plane does not appear to have sustained any damage, but they plan to examine it more closely over the next few days. The Ohio-to-Pennsylvania leg was rescheduled for 4 a.m. Wednesday.

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

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