PIA 'pilot sisters' make history by flying Boeing planes concurrently

Maryam Masood and Erum Masood flew the coveted Boeing-777 aircraft to several local and international destinations

News Desk August 30, 2016
Maryam Masood and Erum Masood flew the coveted Boeing-777 aircraft to several local and international destinations. PHOTO: TWITTER/@Danyal_Gilani

The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is usually embroiled in controversies but two women brought laurels to the national carrier by operating two flights at the same time.

Maryam Masood and Erum Masood made history on Tuesday as they flew the coveted Boeing-777 aircraft to several local and international destinations concurrently, Express News reported.

Female co-pilot dies as training jet crashes in Mianwali

The duo was able to turn their dream into reality after the younger sister Irum recently got her license to travel along her elder sibling.

It is reportedly for the first time in the country's, in fact South Asian history that two real sisters captained a plane such as the Boeing to operate several flights together.

However, Pakistani women have earned honours for the country in the airline chapter, earlier as well.

10 Pakistani women who made us proud in 2015-16

In November last year, 24-year-old Flying Officer of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Marium Mukhtar was martyred when her training aircraft crashed near Mianwali.

In 2006, seven women broke into one of the country’s most exclusive male clubs to graduate as fighter pilots — perhaps the most prestigious job in the powerful military and for six decades closed to them.


Imtiaz Awan | 6 years ago | Reply I think he meant not just in south Asia but in Middle east too, we have not seen this before. Our patriotic emotional people jump to conclusions too soon.
ali | 6 years ago | Reply Pakistan is strictly a South Asian country, it is neither Middle Eastern and most certainly not Central Asian.
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Most Read