Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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The Solar Impulse 2 plane touched down in Tulsa, in the south-central U.S. state of Oklahoma late Thursday, ending the latest stage of its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel.Piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, the flight lasted just over 18 hours 15 minutes.Solar Impulse team member Christoph Schlettig said the flight went "very well".The aircraft was grounded in July last year when its batteries suffered problems halfway through its 21,700-mile (35,000-kilometer) circumnavigation.The plane was flown on that stage by Piccard's teammate Andre Borschberg, whose 118-hour journey smashed the previous record of 76 hours and 45 minutes set by U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett in 2006 .
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