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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."

"It was completely silent. And then everybody applauded. I want to thank this pilot."

"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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