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Meet Chinyere Kalu, Nigeria’s first female Commercial pilot who flew plane with water in the engine

The first Nigerian female commercial pilot and the first woman to fly an aircraft in the country, Captain Chinyere Kalu, has revealed how she flew an aircraft with water in the engine.

Chinyere Kalu

Kalu, who served as the rector and chief executive of Nigerian College of Aviation Technology between 2011 and 2014, had a plane crash during a learning flight with three students – two females and a male.

She said the crash was similar to an earlier one she had. She had gone flying and somehow the engine began coughing.

Kalu recalled: “I started coming back to the field and I was able to make it to the field. That was an incident some years back and, when we landed, we realized that water had entered the engine.

We drained and saw half bottle of water from the engine, so it was the water that entered the engine that was making the aircraft to rough run and not to perform well.”

In other news, Nigeria is filled with talented people who do their best in their various fields in order to be known for their great achievement.

One of such cases is a Nigerian woman who has broken a barrier and paved the way for many Nigerian women in the aviation industry.

The woman identified as Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first female Nigerian pilot with Qatar Airways.

The woman, who now works for the state-owned national carrier of Qatar, had taken to her Facebook page to thank God for his mercy. She wrote: “It is the Lord’s doing and it’s marvelous in my sight.”


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