- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A solar-powered airplane that landed in northeast Oklahoma on its around-the-world flight likely will be grounded at the Tulsa International Airport for at least a few more days.

Spokeswoman Emily Geer tells the Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1ZX8h4X ) that the Solar Impulse 2’s crew of meteorologists added the Tulsa stop to the plane’s journey after weather conditions prevented it from stopping in Kansas, Missouri or New Mexico. She says the meteorologists believe the weather will prevent the plane from leaving until Thursday or later.

Solar Impulse 2 left the United Arab Emirates on March 9 and will circumnavigate the globe before it returns to the Middle East and ends its journey in Oman.

Hundreds of people attended a viewing of the plane Sunday at Tulsa’s airport. An additional viewing is scheduled Monday.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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