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A crew of two women on Wednesday flew a C-130 cargo aircraft together for the first time in their careers, cracking the glass ceiling in the male-dominated Air Force.

Capt. Lee Na-kyum and Capt. Oh Hyun-jin of the fifth tactical airlift wing based in Gimhae, 449 kilometers southeast of Seoul, successfully completed their flight mission, marking the first time an all-female crew has flown the military aircraft since female cadets were accepted into the academy in 1997.

Lee, 31, had flown the C-130 in March 2011 to carry humanitarian aid to Japan when it was hit by massive earthquake and tsunami despite risk of radiation contamination.

Source: Yohap News Agency

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