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Pilot daughter fulfils mother's retirement 'dream'

August 1, 2018 4:20 pm

A woman, who fulfilled her air hostess mother’s “dream” by piloting her final flight before retirement, says she feels “happy and overwhelmed”.

Ashrrita Chinchankar was first officer on the Air India flight which brought to a close her mum Pooja’s 38-year career as cabin crew.

Ashrrita told the BBC: “I am both happy and overwhelmed. Happy because people can relate to the emotion, and overwhelmed because people are celebrating the goodness.”

She initially tweeted: "So happy and honoured to be able to pilot the one flight that mattered. It was my mum’s dream to have me pilot her last flight as an air hostess with Air India.

“As she retires after her glorious 38 years of service, I will be carrying on with her legacy.”