Tulsa Next Stop For Solar-Powered Plane On Round-The-World Flight

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 8:05 am
By: News On 6

A solar-powered airplane is en route to Tulsa Thursday and its support crew is already in town getting ready for the plane's arrival.

The "Solar Impulse 2" took off from Phoenix, Arizona at 3:05 a.m. Oklahoma time on the 11th leg of its around-the-world flight.  

The plane is fueled only by solar power.  

Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are expected to arrive at Tulsa International Airport in the airplane shortly before 11 p.m. 

Their ground crew has set up at an American Airlines hangar on the north end of Tulsa International Airport. The plane will be stored there as the crew waits for perfect weather for the next leg of the flight.