While the world was shaken by the news of the Queen’s demise, a special announcement by a British Airways pilot has taken the internet by storm. The pilot recorded a message for the passengers breaking the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. This ended up eliciting emotional responses from passengers on board.
A Twitter user, Michael Capiraso, captured this emotional message. He also posted about it on social media, saying:
“Surreal to be on a British Airways flight to London today and the pilot announced the passing of the Queen…listen closely.”
Surreal to be on a British Airways flight to London today and the pilot announced the passing of the Queen…listen closely #QueenElizabethSurreal to be on a British Airways flight to London today and the pilot announced the passing of the Queen…listen closely 🔊#QueenElizabeth https://t.co/Nz1cvPHBbS
What was the British Airways’ pilot saying that made passengers and the crew emotional?
As the passenger flew from the US to the UK on a British Airways flight, the pilot made a certain announcement that shook the crew and the passengers on board. He said:
“Elizabeth, the Queen, passed away earlier today with the family by her side, we have little more information than that at the moment.”
The pilot also exclaimed that the reason why he thought of breaking the news was that as people would shortly arrive at the terminal, they would get to know the news and be upset by it. He also said:
“It will give you some time to reflect, as I say we have 40 minutes to landing. We’ll all be thinking about her family at this time.”
However, the news saddened the British Airways air stewardess, who can be seen wiping tears from her face with a tissue paper. At the same time, another passenger was seen holding her hands over her face.