Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Dayton

Solar-powered plane continues around-the-world trek.

Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take off from Dayton International Airport on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

DAYTON (WDTN) – Solar Impulse 2 is back in the air.

Descendants of the Wright Brothers watch as Solar Impulse 2 prepares to leave Dayton International Airport on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Descendants of the Wright Brothers watch as Solar Impulse 2 prepares to leave Dayton International Airport on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

The solar-powered plane lifted off from Dayton International Airport at 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

It’s next stop will be Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, before going on to New York.

The plane was supposed to leave Dayton on Tuesday morning, but a hangar malfunction pushed the take-off back one day.

Solar Impulse 2 is attempting to fly around the world, using only the power of the sun for fuel.

It started in Abu Dhabi and has since traveled to China, Japan, Hawaii and Arizona.

It’s being operated by two different pilots that switch off from flight-to-flight.

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