Saltan Kosen stands above TC

WORLD’S TALLEST PERSON TRAVELS ON COMMANDER

The world’s tallest person, 8-foot 2.8-inch Sultan Kosen, recently was a passenger on Talofa Airways’ Twin Commander 690B for an extended stay in Samoa and American Samoa.

Kosen was in the Samoas to appear as part of the Magic Circus, which was performing in Samoa in February and American Samoa in March.

Born in Turkey, Kosen’s growth began at age 10 because of a condition known as “pituitary gigantism,” which is the result of an over-production of growth hormone. He requires crutches to walk.

He arrived in American Samoa after a 30-hour series of airline flights, then was flown to nearby Samoa aboard Talofa’s 690B, proving that the Commander passenger cabin is suitable for anyone and everyone.

Saltan Kosen sits in door of TC