The KLM pilot made sure she could contact air traffic control after failing to establish a connection with her radio.
The pilot of KLM 868, which flew near Rutherford, sent its messages to air traffic controllers and helped them find the appropriate frequencies. “The pilot was very friendly and helpful,” Rutherford said on her Facebook page. She calls him the “Good Samaritan,” and would like to thank him again.
Rutherford began her world record attempt in mid-August in Kortrijk, Belgium. From there, she flew her lightweight sport utility vehicle to Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and the United States, and then to Colombia.
There is no aircraft
I’ve traveled north again along the American West Coast. From Alaska, Rutherford crossed into Russia and is now in South Korea. You want to go back to Belgium via Indonesia, India and the Middle East.
Rutherford alone, there is no satellite. The current Guinness World Records record is held by American Shaista Wise who was 30 when she completed her solo tour in 2017.
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