American adventurer Steve Fossett has broken the world's flight distance record. Fosset flew 76-hours and 45-minutes and travelled over 26,000 miles (42,000 km).
"Well, that was an exciting finish," said Fossett, after having to make an emergency landing.
Shortly after breaking the record over Ireland he lost electrical power. The back-up- battery only lasts approximately 25 minutes.
He was forced to land at Bournemouth instead of at Kent. He said he had "no visibility" due to a build up ice during the flight, and his tyres burst on landing.
He was greeted at Bournemouth by the fire brigade instead of a grand reception at Kent.