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The teenage girls who built and flew a plane

Imagine building and then flying your own plane while still at school. That's what 28 girls from Benenden School in the UK have done. Over 18 months they built a microlight plane and on flew it. Newsday's David Whitty spoke to two of the young engineers, Zara Hussain aged 18, and Fernanda Wood aged 17.

(Photo: Girls from Benenden School with the microlight plane they built Credit: Benenden School)

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