Teen pilot reaches Kenya in round the world quest

In his quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo, Mack Rutherford, 16, landed his small plane in Nairobi

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5/19/2022 5:20:00 AM

In his quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo, Mack Rutherford, 16, landed his small plane in Nairobi

A 16-year-old schoolboy who is on a quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo, landed his small plane in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday.

"I'm hoping, with this journey, to inspire young people to follow their dreams," Rutherford said after clambering out of his two-seater single prop ultralight aircraft, at Wilson Airport.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

RegisterThe plane's manufacturer, Shark Aero, deemed the journey too risky and declined to partner with Rutherford's project."Mack is no doubt a skilled pilot. However, we do not feel comfortable pushing the age limit to the lowest possible point for journeys where a certain level of risk cannot be avoided," the company said on its website.

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