- Passengers showed amazing appreciation to a female pilot who landed their aeroplane safely
- The pilot identified as Eva Gichuru was reported to have manoeuvred bad weather conditions
- Video of the moment stirred reactions from social media users who said she indeed did well
A video shared by GistReel shows a female pilot, Eva Gichuru, getting massive praise from people at the airport after safely bringing a plane to land following bad weather conditions.
It was a moment laced with great pride and happiness as people gathered at the lounge to welcome the flight crew.
As the crew came into sight, the passengers started clapping. One of them shouted "that's she" as a way to point out the heroine of the day.
People kept saying "God bless you" as they hugged her to show great appreciation for what she did. With their phones whipped out to capture the moment, the passengers circled around the woman.
Watch the video below:
Briefly.co.za compiled some of the reactions to the video below:
Sugar Portrina said:
"It’s true I was in the flight this morning, she really really landed safely, all of us were just shouting Jesus Christ....."
Ikechukwu Nnaemeka said:
"This kind of commendation will boost her moral and make her do better next time. Good job."
Abdulmalik Salihu Muye said:
"Praising her for what she's been trained to do and for what's actually her job... My job is to push wheelbarrow and I push it really well despite the weather conditions, Where is my praise?"
Okeke Christopher Okwudili said:
"Confirm it's true, I witnessed it cos I was on the plane this morning honestly she really tried.. she deserves some accolades."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Kelly Slingers is a local female pilot turned humanitarian who is looking to make a big difference in the lives of underprivileged young ladies who have hopes of one day also taking to the sky in their own aircraft.
Slinger's initiative, which is called, Plane Project, looks to scout out underprivileged young women who have excelled in the fields of maths and science and are looking to enter the field of flying but are unable to do so.
Lesego Mahlodi is one of the young women who Slinger has taken under her wing. While she is currently hunting for funding to pursue her studies, Slingers is certain that will secure the funding soon.
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