Passenger records extraordinary moment during flight
A passenger on a Delta flight from Atlanta
to Los Angeles recorded an event
that left every passenger speechless.
What the passenger recorded was the pilot of the plane telling
them, about 45 minutes before landing, that their flight was part of an escort
for a fallen soldier. He explained that
some of the military members on board were part of the escort and he asked that
everyone stay seated for a few moments after landing to allow them to leave the
It was what the pilot told them after the escorts left that
kept the passengers in silence.
He said, "I just addressed the escort. It is a sworn oath to
bring home, to the family, the fallen." He paused and then said, "Today you all
did that, you are all escorts, escorts of the heart."