The Solar Impulse 2 is seen before take-off at Mandalay international airport
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Solar plane takes off in Myanmar and heads to China

The Solar Impulse plane has departed from Mandalay in Myanmar as part of its round-the-world flight.

It is on course to fly to Chongqing in China for a brief stop and then onto Nanjing in the east of the country.

If successful this will be the first time a solar-powered plane has ever flown around the globe

Kasia Madera reports.

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