"Unfortunately, the current weather window to reach Hawaii has closed. The cold front is too dangerous to cross, so we have decided to land in Nagoya airfield, and wait for better weather conditions in order to continue."
This leg in their round-the-world flight from Nanjing, China to Honolulu, Hawaii was expected to take around six days and six nights covering a distance of 5,077 miles (8,170 kilometers).
"Andre's flight will have lasted around 40 hours and this will be the longest flight ever made by a solar-powered airplane in terms of both duration and distance," the team said.
Right now, the Solar Impulse team is constructing a mobile hanger to protect the aircraft. No word has been given yet as to when the trans-pacific flight will continue.