The Latest: Solar plane lands in Oklahoma along global trip

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Posted: May 13, 2016 1:23 AM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a solar-powered airplane making an around-the-world journey (all times local):

12 a.m.

A solar-powered airplane has landed in Oklahoma after completing the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/1VVjvse ) the aircraft touched down at Tulsa International Airport around 11:15 p.m. Thursday. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport about 3 a.m.

The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.

After Oklahoma, the plane is expected to make at least one more stop in the United States before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa.

The newspaper reports the crew likely will have to stay in Tulsa a few days to wait out the weather.

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5 a.m.

A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week is headed to Oklahoma on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport about 3 a.m. Thursday with a destination of Tulsa International Airport.

It departed from northern California in the early hours of May 2 and landed at the airport southwest of Phoenix 16 hours later. Last month, it flew from Hawaii to California.

The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.

After Oklahoma, the plane is expected to make at least one more stop in the United States before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa.