Image: www.gizmag.com

Image: www.gizmag.com

The Solar Impulse 2 plane landed in Cairo on Wednesday in the penultimate leg of its historic world tour after a two-day flight from Seville, Spain.

The zero-fuel aircraft, which aimed to draw attention to the potential of renewable energy, will continue the flight from Cairo to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where its travels began in 2015.

Swiss pilot, Andre Borschberg, was at the controls for his last time on the way to Cairo and was set to hand over to fellow pilot, Bertrand Piccard, to complete the world tour.

Borschberg and Piccard have taken turns flying the single-seat plane between stops as it progresses eastwards.

Solar Impulse 2 made history on June 23 by becoming the first solar-powered aircraft to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean.

The carbon fibre plane has a wingspan of 72 metres.

Author: Cerebral Lemon