The world's tallest woman flies.
The tallest woman in the world traveled by plane for the first time.
Rumeysa Gelgi, who is in the Guinness Book of Records for her height, boarded the plane with her wheelchair and lay on the stretcher for the 13-hour flight.
Turkish Airlines made 6 seats on the plane into stretchers for Gelgi to lie down.
She told reporters at Istanbul Airport that she was excited to travel by plane for the first time and that it was important for patients like her who need a stretcher.
The 25-year-old software developer is travelling to the US to work with Guinness for an event and to develop her career.
I will be travelling overseas for the first time. This experience will be a first for a lot of people, not just me. The option of traveling as a stretcher passenger is usually reserved for patients who are being transferred from one intensive care unit to another.
Patients who are referred from one hospital to another and need an ambulance can use it. I had to fly on a stretcher because I couldn't sit for long periods of time due to my spine condition.
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