But it appears that the long cross-country trip tested the unconventional airplane to its limits. A large rip in the fabric under the left wing caused Borschberg to land at 11:09 p.m. local time on Saturday, about three hours earlier than planned. “[The damage] obliged the team to envisage all the possible scenarios, including bailing out over the Atlantic,” Borschberg said. Despite the major wing damage, Borschberg was able to safely get the airplane on the ground. The accompanying photo clearly shows the large tear under the wing.