Teenage pilot stops in Montreal en route to world record

MONTREAL — Belgian teenage pilot Zara Rutherford is one week into her record-setting quest.

Her trip will take her above 52 countries, and if successful it will make her the youngest woman to fly solo around the world.

“For me, it was a dream I had for a long time,” Rutherford said. “It was something I always thought would be impossible and so I decided to just tell my parents about it.”

She touched down at Saint-Hubert airport around noon Friday and was greeted by cheers from a large crowd.

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