A Germanwings Pilot Reassured His Passengers That He’d Get Them Home Safe, And It Was Beautiful

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A passenger named Britta Englisch recently shared her experience of flying on a Germanwings flight.

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Her flight took place just one day after co-pilot Andreas Lubitz sent a Germanwings plane into the Alps, killing everyone on board. 

“Yesterday morning at 8:40 a.m., I got onto a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne with mixed feelings,” she wrote on the Germanwings Facebook page.

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“But then the captain not only welcomed each passenger separately, he also made a short speech before take off. Not from the cockpit — he was standing in the cabin.”

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“He spoke about how the accident touched him and the whole crew. About how queasy the crew feels, but that everybody from the crew is voluntarily here.”

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“And about his family and that the crew have a family and that he is going to do everything to be with his family again tonight. It was completely silent. And then everybody applauded. I want to thank this pilot.”

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“He understood what everybody was thinking. And that he managed to give, at least me, a good feeling for this flight.”

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