Monday, February 28, 2005


The jet plane in which US adventurer Steve Fossett plans to make the first non-stop flight around the world without refuelling is set for lift-off. Virgin GlobalFlyer is expected to lift off from Salina in Kansas, US, between 2100 GMT and 0000 GMT on Monday.
The single jet engine aircraft is loaded with more than four times its own weight in fuel for the challenge, which is expected to last 80 hours. Monday's scheduled flight follows weeks of delays due to bad weather.


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