Some pilots were informed of Queen Elizabeth II's death mid-flight on Thursday.The memo gave pilots the option of informing passengers.The note was issued by ACARS.
Some pilots were informed of Queen Elizabeth II's death mid-flight on Thursday.
The message provided staff and passengers an option on whether to reveal the monarch's death.
"ATTN all aircraft. To be read at your discretion. Our sympathies are with the Royal Family at this extremely terrible time. Sent 17592/08," a British pilot tweeted.
Katie Pilot didn't reply quickly to Insider's request for comment.
Queen Elizabeth II died September 8 at Balmoral Castle. Media outlets swiftly followed the royal family's Twitter announcement.
The pilot who sent the photos claimed she heard the news over France and it was "surreal and heartbreaking."
She remarked on Twitter that she didn't report the Queen's death to the passengers since WiFi was already spreading the news.A pilot on a British Airways flight from Miami to London announced the news