A British Airways pilot relays the news of the Queen’s death to his passengers E! reported the news.
Passengers and crew of the flight from Miami to London observed a minute’s silence in honor of the Queen.
The pilot said the airline was honored that Her Majesty had flown with British Airways several times.
A British Airways pilot broke the news of the Queen’s death during his flight on Thursday! News mentioned.
The pilot can be heard telling passengers while they are in flight on a flight from Miami to London in a video taken by one of the passengers.
The pilot told passengers: “This is a very sad day for all of us on board British Airways. Our thoughts are with the entire royal family and we mourn their countless loss.”
He added: “Since assuming the throne, Her Majesty the Queen has visited 116 countries and we are honored that she has traveled with us on many of her important historical trips.”
The royal family has often flown on British Airways, according to the airline’s website, and the Queen Visit the company’s headquarters near Heathrow in 2019 as part of its centenary celebrations.
The pilot added, “Many of your crew today have fond memories of her flights and these are moments we will always cherish.” “Her Majesty the Queen has, for a long time, shown tremendous resilience and encouraged us to stand together to face difficult times.”
The pilot thanked the Queen for her service, bid her farewell, and observed a minute’s silence during the flight.
The Queen died in Balmoral, Scotland, on Thursday afternoon at Buckingham Palace announced in a statement. Her son, now known as King Charles III, was officially declared king on Saturday.
British Airways did not immediately respond to an Insider’s request for comment.
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