Compassionate Note To Pilot Has Gone Viral
A photograph written by a flight passenger to a pilot has gone viral. On March 30 Twitter user @JaiDillon, also a UK-based pilot, uploaded a photograph of a note that had been left for a fellow pilot on another flight. The tweet uploaded was captioned, “A letter given to a colleague from a passenger onboard his aircraft.. Providing proof that we’re all in this together.” After the events of the Germanwings Flight, it is clear the intent behind the letter.
French prosecutors believe that Germanwings Flight 9525 was brought down intentionally by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. While it is unclear what Lubitz’s motive was The New York Times reports that Lubitz suffered from depression, which could be the cause of this tragedy.
It’s been a pretty bumpy year for airplanes with the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 last March or the even more recent incident as reported by Independent.co.uk, where a male passenger became violent with a female flight attendant because he had waited too long for his sandwich.
The letter left for the pilot was signed by Bethanie, it has been shared over 4,200 times and favorited over 3,400 times on twitter. Bethanie began her letter referring to the recent tragedy of Germanwings Flight 9525 which killed all 150 people on board. She continued, “I understand an event so horrific as this one affects those with your responsibility more than others, and maybe sometimes a kind word, random but heartfelt, can make a difference.”
Bethany then proceeded to thank the pilot, “Thank you for taking me home. Thank you for doing so safely. Thank you for allowing me to live the life I do in Spain and split my time with my family in England too. You make the excitement I feel now to see my family possible…I’ve had a wonderful flight and hope you have too. You’re making a massive difference and you’re the reason I can smile tonight.”