Solar-powered airplane circles the globe with "no fuel, but much energy"

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From left: Bertrand Piccard, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, André Borschberg, and UN representative from Switzerland, Olivier Zehnder with Solar Impulse in the background. UN Photo/ Rick Bajornas

An airplane that runs entirely on solar power, is circling the globe with "no fuel, but much energy" according to UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

The plane, Solar Impulse, and its two project founders and pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, touched down in New York this week as part of their journey around the world.

They were greeted by the Secretary General, who voiced his support for their project.

Janie Cangelosi reports from JFK airport.

Duration: 2’58″

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