A British Airways pilot informed passengers mid-flight that Queen Elizabeth II had died.
The announcement was made as the plane approached London Heathrow just over an hour after the news broke on Thursday, 8 September.
Footage shows the pilot telling passengers that the Queen had “passed away earlier today with the family by her side.”
“I thought I should at least tell you that before you arrive at the terminal as I know many will be very, very sad about this...We’ll all be thinking about her family at this time,” he added.
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