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Solar plane's flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania postponed

Written by The Associated Press | May 24, 2016 3:11 AM
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FILE PHOTO: 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.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

(Dayton, Ohio) --  A solar-powered airplane's planned flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania has been postponed.

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is on an around-the-world journey.

It was scheduled to fly from Dayton to the Lehigh Valley this morning, but project officials scrapped those plans late last night.

During a failure of the cabinet of the Solar Impulse's mobile hangar, the plane was briefly touched by the hangar's fabric.

The cabinet distributes the fan power needed to keep the mobile hangar inflated.

The plane does not appear to have sustained any damage, but they plan to examine it more closely over the next few days.

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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