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Pilot Turns Plane Around After Discovering Elderly Couple Got This Text

Sometimes family and courtesy to others is given precedence over business. In that vein, a pilot delayed a flight on the runway for takeoff so an older couple on board could rush off the plane to their dying grandson’s bedside at the hospital.

The couple were traveling to Australia from Manchester, received a text that their grandson was in intensive care as the plane was taxiing away.

The cabin crew alerted the pilot, and the kind-hearted man made the call to make a U-turn right there on the runway. 

The pair managed to get off the flight, and helpful Etihad Airways staff had transportation waiting. 

The grandparents were able to make it to the hospital to spend last moments with their grandson, who died hours later. 

A travel agent named Becky Stephenson posted a message on the Travel Gossip Facebook page about this story

Stephenson wrote: “I only heard about what had happened this week because I was away on an educational. I sent a message to Etihad’s sales manager to praise the staff and popped what had happened on Travel Gossip [a Facebook page], but I had no idea it would get so many likes and comments.”

She went on to note: “It was such a sad thing that happened to my clients, but it was lovely that Etihad was able to help in the way they did. They were on their way to Abu Dhabi so if they hadn’t been able to get off the plane they may not have made it back in time.”

Source: Yahoo
Photo: Youtube, WKFR

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