New Delhi: Indian pilot Anny Divya claims to have become the youngest woman in the world to captain a Boeing 777.
The 30-year-old’s achievement has been widely reported in India, where she flies for commercial airline Air India.
“From a child, I always wanted to be a pilot, although I didn’t have much guidance on how to become a pilot,” she told Indian news show Mirror Now.
She revealed in the interview that before taking command of the 777, she had the opportunity to captain a 737, but decided to wait a while to achieve her dream of commanding the bigger jet.
A Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, while the 737 is a short to medium range twin-jet narrow-body airline.
Divya completed her pilot training at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, aged just 19 years old. She soon earned a job at Air India in 2006, according to Business Standard. She regularly flies to New York, Chicago and San Francisco.