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British-Belgian teen pilot becomes youngest woman to fly solo round the world

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20,...more

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, waves as she departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, waves as she departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, waves as she departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20,...more

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, gestures following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal...more

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, lands at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip  in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, lands at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, lands at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, holds her Guinness World Record certificates following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, holds her Guinness World Record certificates following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal...more

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, holds her Guinness World Record certificates following her landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal...more

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, becoming the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip  in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, arrives at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport after a round-the-world trip in Wevelgem, Belgium, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, speaks during an interview with Reuters after landing at Gimpo International airport in Seoul, South Korea, December 11, 2021.  REUTERS/ Heo Ran

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, speaks during an interview with Reuters after landing at Gimpo International airport in Seoul, South Korea, December 11, 2021. REUTERS/ Heo Ran

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, speaks during an interview with Reuters after landing at Gimpo International airport in Seoul, South Korea, December 11, 2021. REUTERS/ Heo Ran
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, takes a selfie with female pilots during a news conference after landing at the Del Norte International airport in Apodaca, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, takes a selfie with female pilots during a news conference after landing at the Del Norte International airport in Apodaca, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, takes a selfie with female pilots during a news conference after landing at the Del Norte International airport in Apodaca, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, attends a news conference after landing at the Del Norte International airport on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, attends a news conference after landing at the Del Norte International airport on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, attends a news conference after landing at the Del Norte International airport on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, poses for a photo with a Panama's flag after arriving at Tocumen International Airport, in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, poses for a photo with a Panama's flag after arriving at Tocumen International Airport, in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, poses for a photo with a Panama's flag after arriving at Tocumen International Airport, in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, is cheered by airport workers after arriving at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, is cheered by airport workers after arriving at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, is cheered by airport workers after arriving at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, smiles after arriving at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, smiles after arriving at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, smiles after arriving at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 poses for pictures before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 poses for pictures before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves...more

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 poses for pictures before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021....more

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 speaks with her father Sam Rutherford, as she prepares to depart for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 speaks with her father Sam Rutherford, as she prepares to depart for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 speaks with her father Sam Rutherford, as she prepares to depart for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, aiming to become the youngest female pilot to circle the planet alone, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 prepares to depart for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 prepares to depart for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 prepares to depart for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft,  in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 departs for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 attends a news conference before departing for a round-the-world trip in Wevelgem, Belgium, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Zara Rutherford, 19, poses in a Shark ultralight aircraft at Popham Airfield near Winchester, Britain July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Gerhard Mey

Zara Rutherford, 19, poses in a Shark ultralight aircraft at Popham Airfield near Winchester, Britain July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Gerhard Mey

Zara Rutherford, 19, poses in a Shark ultralight aircraft at Popham Airfield near Winchester, Britain July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Gerhard Mey
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