Leg #7: Landing in Nagoya

Monday 1st June 2015

Solar Impulse on the way to Hawaii, was not able to cross to the Pacific due to the cold front and deteriorating weather conditions. Negotiations went on during the day to land in Nagoya, Japan. The Solar Team has flown to the country to prepare for the landing and followed the backup plan pre-established by the Mission Control Center. However, the aircraft doesn't have additional wheels, as it normally does for better stability, which increases the risks of the wing to drop upon touchdown. HB-SIB landed safe in Nagoya (instead of Honolulu) at 2349 local time Japan (1449 UTC). André achieves a record-breaking flight in terms duration, this is officially the longest flight in a Solar Airplane!