FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
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The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft flew by the Statue of Liberty early Saturday, near the end of the U.S. portion of its bid to circle the globe using only solar power.The light, slow-moving aircraft took less than three hours to reach New York's harbor, after taking off from Lehigh Valley Airport in Pennsylvania shortly before midnight Friday.During night flights like the one from Pennsylvania to New York, it runs on battery-stored power.Borschberg skimmed over Pennsylvania at an altitude of less than 3,000 feet (900 meters), descending to 1,500 feet (500 meters) as the plane crossed over the bays at the entrance to New York harbor.Borschberg, who fielded phone calls from well-wishers and journalists during the flight, told one interviewer he could see the light grow denser and denser as he crossed out of Pennsylvania in the approach to New York.
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