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Sun-powered plane completes Bay Area test flight

Friday - 4/19/2013, 3:50pm  ET

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- A solar-powered plane that wowed aviation fans in Europe has taken to the skies over the San Francisco Bay area in a successful test flight.

Considered the world's most advanced sun-powered plane, the Solar Impulse took off from Moffett Field in Mountain View at first light Friday for a two-hour practice run leading up a multi-city, cross-country tour.

Its Swiss creator and pilot Andr
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