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The aircraft flying team was commanded by Captain Zoya Aggarwal. Apart from him, Captain Papagari Thanmai, Captain Akansha Sonavare and Captain Shivani Manhas were present in the cockpit.
An Air India flight arrived in Bangalore from San Francisco on Monday morning. It was special in many ways because the aircraft made history as soon as it landed at the airport. All the pilots of this flight (AI-176) were women. He took the longest route in the world over the North Pole. According to Air India, it is the longest commercial flight in the world.
During this, the aircraft traveled 13 thousand 993 kilometers in 13 and a half hours. The crew member was commanded by Captain Zoya Aggarwal. Apart from him, Captain Papagari Thanmai, Captain Akansha Sonavare and Captain Shivani Manhas were present in the cockpit. On arrival of the aircraft, the airline company staff cheered and welcomed everyone.
Aviation minister said – these girls created history
Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri wrote on social media that this is an occasion to celebrate. These girls have created history. Many congratulations to all of you for flying above San Pole to land from San Francisco to Bangalore.
In a moment to cherish & celebrate, women professionals of Indian civil aviation create history.
Heartiest Congratulations to Capt Zoya Aggarwal, Capt Papagari Thanmai, Capt Akansha Sonaware & Capt Shivani for flying over North Pole to land in Bengaluru from San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/P6EvJChMGB
– Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) January 11, 2021
At the same time, Air India also congratulated this team on social media. She wrote that the flight has landed after completing a wonderful journey. Many thanks for making Air India proud. We also congratulate the passengers of AI-176 for being a part of it. This is a historical moment.
San Francisco airport officials also congratulated Air India on the occasion. He wrote that it was a historic flight.
Captain was leading – this golden opportunity
Captain Zoya, who is leading the team, said before the flight that there are many people in the world who have never seen the North Pole. There are many who may not have even seen it on the map. I am very proud that the Civil Aviation Ministry and the airline have trusted me. Commanding the Boeing-777 above the North Pole is nothing short of a golden opportunity for me. Zoya is also the youngest female pilot to fly a Boeing-777. He made this record in 2013.