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The Solar Impulse aircraft landed at an air base in Switzerland after a successful flight. According to organizers, the flight is the highest and longest in the history of solar aviation.
After more than a day in the air powered by the sun, the Solar Impulse touches down in Switzerland.
The plane's 26-hour flight successfully demonstrated its ability to fly at night,using energy stored up during the day in its 12,000 solar cells.
Flying without traditional fuels,the glider-like aircraft reached an altitude of more than 8,500 metres above sea level.
Pilot Andre Borschberg says the test flight surpassed expectations.
Andre Borschberg, pilot, CEO and Co-Founder of Project, said, "We almost thought to make it longer but we said no, we demonstrated what we wanted to demonstrate so they made me come back, so here I am but it was gorgeous."
The Solar Impulse aircraft landed at an air base in Switzerland after a successful