Solar-Powered Plane Flies for 26 Hours

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Thu, Jul 8th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

"I?ve been a pilot for 40 years now, but this flight has been the most incredible one of my flying career," said Mr. Borschberg, 57, a former Swiss air force fighter pilot, after he landed. "Just sitting there and watching the battery charge level rise and rise thanks to the sun. I have just flown more than 26 hours without using a drop of fuel and without causing any pollution."

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