Air India Makes History With First All-Female Crew to Fly Around the World
Last Monday, an Air India Boeing 777 flew from New Delhi to San Francisco, becoming the first airplane to fly around the world with an all-female crew, CNN reports.
"Air India scripted history by flying an all-women crew flight around the world," the airline said in a statement on Facebook after Flight Al 174 touched back down in New Delhi on Friday.
The flight's captains, cabin crew, check-in and ground handling personnel, were all women — even the engineers who certified the aircraft and air traffic controllers who cleared for departure and arrival, the company posted on Facebook.
The round-the-world trip was completed as the crew flew over the Pacific Ocean en route to San Francisco, and then over the Atlantic Ocean on the flight home to New Delhi.
An Air India spokesperson told CNN they are applying to be put in the Guinness World Record to mark this moment in history as part of a series of all-female led flights scheduled for International Women's Day on March 8.
Photo Credit: Facebook/ Air India