Turkish Airlines pilot’s announcement turns into marriage proposal at 38,000 feet
The crew and some of the passengers congratulated the couple with applause.Passengers braced for turbulence, or worse, some technical problem when Ali Kuzey stated “This is the captain speaking” during a Turkish Airlines flight from Van to Istanbul. But it was definitely not turbulence – if not a turbulent moment of emotion by the pilot.
“We plan to descend at Istanbul Atatürk airport at 19:20 if there are no delays,” the pilot was heard to say while providing information regarding the route.
He then announced that he would like to share something – a marriage proposal at 38,000 feet.
“You are witnessing a very important moment, dear passengers,” he goes on to say. “Before the clouds, the birds and the sky, I want to ask Hazel Çağın Gürleyen, who is traveling with you, to spend every second of my life together: Will you marry me?” he said before coming out of the cockpit amid applause.
Here is the video immortalizing the moment that the pilot himself shared on YouTube: