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An Israeli airline – with the support of everyone on-board – turned around a plane to pick up an 11-year-old cancer patient. All set to fly to New York August 7 to attend a camp for paediatric cancer patients, Inbar Chomsky, was taken off an El-Al Airlines flight after her passport went missing. Despite a frantic search by airline staff, passengers and the group Chomsky was travelling with, her passport was gone, flight attendants had no choice but to remove the sick girl.
What happened next is virtually unheard of, especially post-9/11. The plane’s pilots immediately stopped the plane, according to Haaretz, and after about 45 minutes were able to convince air traffic control to let them return to the gate to pick Chomsky up, Pinsky wrote. Planes almost never turn around: No one could believe the plane returned to pick up Chomsky Planes almost never turn around: No one could believe the plane returned to pick up Chomsky Still overcoming her disappointment while at the gate with Elad Maimon, program director of the Israeli branch of Chai Lifeline, Chomsky and others watched in disbelief as the plane turned around, said Haaretz. 'The flight attendants could not believe their eyes,' Maimon told the paper. 'They told me they had never seen such a thing.'
Passengers cheered and cried, wrote Pinsky, saying they shared ‘Inbar’s happiness and excitement,’ and calling it ‘one of the greatest moments’ he has ever witnessed
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
What's wrong with this story is that this situation is the exception, not the rule.
Originally posted by ressiv
guess the captain will be reprimanded by the air company..for listning to his heart instade the company's rules
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by cody599
stripped of all the emotional baggage of " little girl with cancer "is this not rewarding incompetence ?