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Pakistani pilot sisters make history by co-flying Boeing 777

India TV News Desk Islamabad 31 Aug 2016, 17:47:22 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Two pilot sisters from the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) made history and become the first such pair to fly concurrently the Boeing 777 aircraft.

According to PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani, Maryam Masood and Erum Masood on Tuesday flew the coveted Boeing-777 aircraft to several local and international destinations concurrently, from Lahore to Karachi, Manchester, New York and London.

The duo was able to turn their dream into reality after the younger sister Irum recently got her license to travel along her elder sibling.

"Pilot sisters make history for PIA by flying Boeing 777 concurrently," he tweeted.

He said that there was no known record of two real sisters having flown the same weight category aircraft concurrently.

Erum was recently upgraded to fly a Boeing-777, which resulted in the happy coincidence of joining here sister in the cockpit.

It is a good news from PIA, which has been running in losses for years and is struggling to improve its performance.

It launched a premier service on August 14 to attract customers.

With PTI Inputs