Air India says all-female crew flies around the world

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.


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NEW DELHI (AP) — Air India said it has set a world record by flying around the world with an all-female crew.

Press Trust of India reported Sunday that the flight flew over the Pacific Ocean from New Delhi to San Francisco last Monday, and then flew back to New Delhi over the Atlantic on Friday.

Apart from the all-female cockpit and cabin crew, the other staff involved in the flight — including the check-in and other ground staff and the air traffic controllers — were all women.

According to the news report, Air India, the country's state-owned carrier, has applied to Guinness World Records to be recognized for the feat.

The flight was part of celebrations for International Women's Day, which falls on Wednesday.

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