Solar Impulse 2 has completed 8th leg of its around the world solar powered flight after landing in Hawaii.
After Andre Borschberg had to abort first attempt of crossing the Pacific Ocean and land in Nagoya (Japan), the second attempt was successful. After historic flight of 5 days and nights almost without sleep Borschberg has safely landed at Honolulu's Kalaeloa Airport. The 8.500-kilometer journey was the longest and riskiest leg of Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world attempt.
While crossing the Pacific in 118 hours Solar Impulse 2 shattered several world records, breaking the 2,500-kilometer, 44-hour record for solar powered flight Borschberg set a few weeks earlier. Borschberg also broke the record for longest non-stop solo flight without refueling.