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‘We had two dangerous encounters’ Julie Gichuru narrates a near death experience on a plane



Julie Gichuru is a traveler because of her job description and so being on a plane is a regular thing in her life.

Her recent trip from Nairobi to Kigali was one she will never forget. It was almost impossible because of the poor weather and the incident left the passengers sacred and in prayer.

She almost missed out on the mishap because she had on earphones and what she was listening to was rather loud.

Flew from Nairobi to Kigali this afternoon. As we tried to land in Kigali it was overcast and raining so we aborted landing twice. This flight has taught me some key lessons

1. I had earphones on, listening to music- loud, as I often do. I had no idea that we had two dangerous encounters. If we went down I would have been oblivious till the last few seconds. Being present in the moment is an important thing… Or, is it? ?

It was so bad that a few people in the plane knew they were going to die and so they recorded their goodbye clips to their family and loved ones.

Julie Gichuru

When we landed I realized just how serious the situation was. Others on the flight had been praying and doing all manner of things in alarm. @john_seelactually recorded a goodbye video for his Mum! Yes, he did! ? (we want to watch it John ?) So sweet though ? …and there I was, totally clueless

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She continued narrating her encounter saying:

Perspective is a fascinating thing

2. Actually, if anything I was in great spirits while everyone else was panicking. Unaware of the aborted landings I did notice we were off course. This was terrain I had never seen before. I thought we had simply been redirected. I said to myself, ‘sometimes in life it is so important to go off course, in going onto a less travelled path you see new things and learn so much more.’ I was very impressed with my profound thought! As people prayed and recorded goodbye videos for loved ones I was marvelling at the terrain and taking pictures thinking to myself, ‘Wakanda beautiful continent is this!’ ??? (Aren’t the pics lovely though!) Good people, Isn’t life interesting!? ??????❤❤❤

It is funny how when many people thought that was their last day on earth, Julie Gichuru was jamming to one of her favorite jams. But all in all, we thank God everyone is okay inspite of the scare.

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