Highlights

  • 'World's Tallest Living Woman' title has boarded a plane
  • Gelgi measures seven feet and 0.7 inches
  • 13-hour non-stop flight to San Francisco from Istanbul

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Video: World's tallest woman boards flight for first time

According to Anadolu Agency (AA), Gelgi is a 25-year-old software developer and she was traveling to the US for a Guinness event.

The Guinness World Record holder of the 'World's Tallest Living Woman' title boarded a plane for the first time this week and flew to the United States from her native Turkey.

Video released by Turkish Airlines showed Rumeysa Gelgi and her mother being helped by both airport and cabin personnel every step of the way.

With a special seating adjustment, Gelgi, who measures 215.16 centimeters (84.7 inches or seven feet and 0.7 inches), was able to make the 13-hour non-stop flight to San Francisco from Istanbul.

Gelgi was born with Weaver Syndrome, a rare genetic mutation that causes abnormally rapid growth in children.

According to Anadolu Agency (AA), Gelgi is a 25-year-old software developer and she was traveling to the US for a Guinness event.

AA reported that Gelgi uses her world record title to raise awareness of her condition.

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