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MIT Student Is The Youngest To Fly Solo Around The World

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Matt Guthmiller, 19, has become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe alone by plane.

The rising MIT sophomore, who's studying engineering in Cambridge, landed Monday night in California. He flew about 27,000 miles over 44 days.

Guthmiller took off in May from San Diego in a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza.

Before he departed, Guthmiller talked about the trip with Radio Boston.

"I think it's going to be exciting and hopefully I can inspire some other people to go out and do similarly ambitious things," he said.

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