Last updated: 04:39 PM ET, Fri April 03 2015

Passenger Writes Heartfelt Letter to Pilots in Wake of Germanwings Tragedy

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | April 03, 2015

Passenger Writes Heartfelt Letter to Pilots in Wake of Germanwings Tragedy

Over the recent weeks since the Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedy, the mental health of pilots has been a major topic of discussion, and one passenger took the time to make sure the pilots on her flight knew someone cared about them.

According to pilot Jai Dillon on Twitter (who currently flies out of Manchester, England), one of his coworkers was given a heartfelt letter from one of the passengers on a recent flight.

The woman named “Bethanie” wanted the pilots to know that she sympathized with them and they were not alone. She was taking the time to make sure those responsible for getting her home safely were appreciated and had the support of the passengers.

Here is Dillon’s original tweet:

When asked which flight the pilot received the letter on, he revealed he was not allowed to share that information:

The full letter can be read below, via RoadWarriorVoices,com:

Dear pilots of the plane taking me home,

In light of the very recent tragedy in the French Alps and the loss of those poor 150 people, I feel the need to reach out to you and extend a compassionate hand. At the end of the day, we are all humans just trying to live this rollercoaster of a life we have been handed. 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. I’m hoping to create a ripple effect and spread some compassion and understanding.

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 hope you get to see your families soon. 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.

Take care and spread love,

Kindest regards,


In a world that can be filled with tragedy, it is easy to forget the struggles other people deal with every day. This woman took time out of her day to make sure the people around here were safe and happy.

It’s good to know there are still good people in this world.


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