Self-made: South African teenagers who built a plane to fly across Africa land in Cairo

Self-made: South African teenagers who built a plane to fly across Africa land in Cairo

An aircraft built by South African teenagers has successfully been flown from Cape Town to Cairo. The founder of the project, 17-year-old Megan Werner, could hardly contain her joy after landing in Cairo.

The South African teenagers who flew a plane they had assembled themselves, have landed in Cairo a month and a half after lifting off in Cape Town.

"They made it! The aircraft assembled by these South African teenagers has successfully landed in Egypt six weeks after it set off from Cape Town," BBC News Africa reported on Twitter on Monday.

A group of teenagers were set to fly a self-made plane across Africa. The plane had taken off on Wednesday, June 12.

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One of the pilots, 17-year-old Megan Werner, who hails from Krugersdorp, founded the U Dream Global Foundation.

“The challenge has enabled us to take a lot of teenagers from different backgrounds to teach and equip them with life skills that they can take with them into the future,” Werner said.

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She said: “Throughout Africa, we are hoping to do similar impacting thousands of lives of the youth that are the future of the continent.”

South Africans were inspired by the young pilots' achievements and they praised them on social media.

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Matodzi Ludere, who goes by the Twitter handle‏ @SydLudz09, commented: "Everyone is one opportunity away from achieving their greatest milestone."

Gedeon Baleke, @baleke_gedeon, added: "Whatever the mind can conceive, can be achieved."

Another tweep, @NyawiraNjoroge, wrote: "OMG. My heart's about to explode. So proud of them. And I definitely needed such news today."

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