Pacific solar flight aborted due to weather

Bad weather between Japan and Hawaii has forced the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 to abort its flight and return to Nagoya.

The plane set off from China on Saturday but had been in a holding pattern off Japan’s east coast while flight controllers analysed weather data along its planned route to Hawaii.

“Unfortunately the current weather window to reach Hawaii has closed,” the team said in a statement.

“The cold front is too dangerous to cross, so we have decided to land in Nagoya airfield, and wait for better weather conditions in order to continue.”

via Pacific solar flight aborted due to weather – Al Jazeera English.

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