Update: Teen pilots who flew self-made aircraft to Egypt return home

Update: Teen pilots who flew self-made aircraft to Egypt return home

- The teen pilots who flew their self-made plane to Egypt received a hero's welcome

- The young pilots landed at Lanseria Airport on Sunday

- However, for Megan Werner, it was a bittersweet moment

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For six weeks, a group of South African teens embarked on a journey from Cape Town to Cairo in a plane they had constructed themselves.

Last month, Briefly.co.za reported the young pilots successfully landed in Cairo. The young pilots had to journey back home again and on Sunday they touched down at the Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg.

The teens received a warm welcome but for Megan Werner it was a bittersweet moment. The 17-year-old, who was the brains behind the project, initially returned to Mzansi in the beginning of August.

Werner's father, Des, died in a plane crash on 3 August in Tanzania and the young pilot returned home to be with her family and attend the funerals.

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According to News24, Des and Werner Froneman, his fellow project director, died after the support aircraft they had been piloting crashed.

Werner attended her dad and Froneman's funerals and on Thursday she, and her fellow teens Driaan van den Heever and Hendrik Kotze returned to Malawi to fly their plane back to SA.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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