Solar Impulse ends journey early due to rip in wing

The Solar Impulse taking off during its final leg of a trip across America.

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Solar Impulse)

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane that made an unprecedented trip across America, finished the last leg of its flight early because of a rip in its wing.

Solar Impulse co-founder and CEO Andre Borschberg landed the plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York at 11:09 p.m. on Saturday, three hours earlier than scheduled, due to a rip in the fabric of on lower part of the left wing, according to a press release from the company. The trip was made to promote the clean…

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