After delay, solar plane will fly from Ohio to Pennsylvania


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — 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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