A 19-year-old MIT student becomes the youngest pilot ever to fly solo around the world. Linda So reports.
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It's the moment history was made.
As this single engine plane successfully touched down at Gillespie Field in San Diego Monday night, the 19-year-old emerging from the cockpit set a world record.
Matt Guthmiller became the youngest pilot ever to fly solo around the world.
SOUNDBITE: MATT GUTHMILLER, TEEN PILOT, SAYING:
"It's good to be back."
The South Dakota teen is a freshman at MIT.
His 44-day trek covering 29,000 miles through 14 countries.
His mom was in the crowd to welcome him home.
She remembers what she said to her son when he told her what he wanted to do.
SOUNDBITE: SHIRLEY GUTHMILLER, MATT'S MOTHER, SAYING:
"You know what I said. I want to go with you and he said mom then it wouldn't be solo then."
With his name now in the Guiness Book of World Records, the teen plans to finish his degree in mechanical engineering at MIT.