NEWS Solar Impulse completes third leg of world tour

The Swiss-built Solar Impulse 2 airplane landed in the Indian holy city of Varanasi on Wednesday night for a quick “pit stop” in its solar-powered journey around the world. The 685-mile trip from Ahmedabad took about 13.5 hours, with Solar Impulse co-founder Andre Borschberg in the pilot’s seat for the entire time. After an overnight break, Bertrand Piccard, will take his place and head for Mandalay in Myanmar.