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The Emotional Moment A Germanwings Pilot Reassured His Passengers That He'd Get Them Home Safe

A passenger on a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne shared her experience in this incredible Facebook comment.

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On Thursday night, a passenger named Britta Englisch decided to share her experience of flying on a Germanwings flight.

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Her flight took place only a day after co-pilot Andreas Lubitz voluntarily activated a Germanwings plane’s descent system into the Alps.

"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."


"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."

"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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