Female flight crew lands plane in Saudi Arabia where women can't drive

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Female Flight Crew Lands Plane In Saudi Arabia Where Women Can't Drive

Women are prohibited from driving cars in Saudi Arabia, but it appears flying planes is just fine.

An all female flight crew recently landed a Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the city of Jeddah.

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In the pilot's seat was Captain Sharifah Czarena Surainy who earned her wings in 2012.

Putting her in the cockpit with two female flight officers was a first for the Brunei carrier. It took place on February 23, the nation's holiday marking its independence from the UK.

The move was also part of the airline's larger initiative to get more women to pursue careers in aviation, a decidedly male dominated field.

In a past interview with the Brunei Times, the captain of the voyage is quoted as saying, "It's really showing the younger generation or the girls especially that whatever they dream of, they can achieve it."

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