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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Pilot turns plane back so family won’t miss funeral

The pilot of a Delta Airlines flight turned the plane around to pick up a Phoenix mom and her children on the way to their dad’s funeral.
Marcia Short’s husband of 32 years wished to be buried by his family in Tennessee. The 56-year-old died of lung cancer and his body was flown to Memphis Dec. 19, one day before the Sunday funeral.
So when the Shorts’ Dec. 19 flight out of Phoenix was delayed by more than an hour and the gate to their connecting flight in Minneapolis closed without them, they fell in despair.
“The heartache and thought of missing that flight hurt tremendously,” Marcia’s daughter Nicole told the Daily News via Facebook.
Through tears, the Shorts began waving their arms and screaming in a desperate attempt to catch the pilot’s attention.
They pleaded with an attendant who said nothing could be done to stop the plane from taking off.
Marcia was consoling her daughters when the Delta employee got a call, the pilot had seen them and was returning to the gate to let the family board.
“When the phone rang at the desk and she said it was the pilot who insisted on bringing that plane back to the gate to let us on more tears came,” Nicole Short wrote to The News. “But these ones were happy tears.”
A Delta spokesperson identified the pilot as Captain Adam Cohen of Endeavor Air, a Delta Airlines subsidiary.
“This Pilot deserves more praise than my family can give him,” Nicole Short wrote. “I hope others reading this will think twice and spread more kindness around.”
 
 
Source: New York Daily News

97 comments:

Lydia Lady said...

Dts touchn....he shouldn't b sacked ooo

STERN said...

GOD BLESS YOU PILOT.

Maureen Mordi said...

Dts nice

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Aya....so good to know,RIP to the dead.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Is dis compassion or wah?


...merited happiness

samson adele said...

Great Man!

Anonymous said...

Thatz a good heart!God bless the pilot! And may God comfort the family of the deceased! *princezz*

tholu kunle said...

how nice....

ProudlyDeltan15 said...

Good for them...that kindda thing might only happen in Nigeria if you are an influential person.....ProudlyDeltan

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

The pilot is a darling...woow nice one...




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Udofia Iniodu said...

Heart of gold @ the gracious pilot

Ruthcindy said...

wow! kind hearted pilot.

Kate Ubochi said...

eyaaaaa thank God
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Edem victor said...

Awww


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Anonymous said...

that was very kind of him . shantel5050@yahoo.com

fabian eze said...

wooooow...so kind of him.

iphy said...

Linda me no understand....

efere erere said...

Eyaa. That's a gd one. The family wld always b grateful 4 ds kindness.

danex said...

woa! that's a nice one. God bless you pilot.

Fredrick Omasoro said...

My Lady, that's really touching, hope the pilot did the right thing..!

Vivian Reginalds said...

Heya. Nice. But hope he doesn't lose his job
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Uzodave Startech said...

Good news. #IRepLIB

abia ferdy said...

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YOUNG BUHARI said...

Such kindness. God bless him

joshua james said...

Wow what a kind heart..linda observe carefully

joshua james said...

Wow what a kind heart..linda observe carefully

joshua james said...

Wow what a kind heart..linda observe carefully

Anonymous said...

So kind of the pilot! Bless his kind heart,am guessing the family is white.

lilian chinomso said...

Good

Anonymous said...

Really a good one...mary nwanmo

Chidozie Bruce said...

Breaking rules of flying #sneh

henry nicky said...

So touching and emotional...

Pius Oluwe said...

That's what kindness is!

Nwariaku Munachi said...

That's very nice.

chiamogu ijeoma said...

Eyaa#slimmy

sandra kalista said...

hmmmmm
the pilot was thoughtful

ibrahim sani said...

RIP nice one Mr pilot

Anene Maryann said...

Dats gud of d pilot. God bless him.

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oluwatoyin ayodele said...

kind heart pilot





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Odibe Blessing said...

Awwwwwwww so nice of him....

Anonymous said...

Wow! So nice of him. ZINO

PUBLIC tatafo said...

The pilot has a kind heart

favour ezeh said...

Good !linda this is injustice #Abi#

Nnenne George said...

Wow.. This is unbelievable. Good of the pilot tho but risky business. He can be fired for this u know.. He tried.

Nnenne George said...

Wow.. This is unbelievable. Good of the pilot tho but risky business. He can be fired for this u know.. But he tried... 👍

praizpaulinus said...

That's what kindness is about... God will reward him...

JENNY IKEJI said...

Eyaaaah this is heart warming am in tears now.

letom ngia said...

so emotional. cute. followme on instagram at @arhcent. i follow back. #lindaitsurboy

Boniface Onwuma said...

Eyaa, that's nice of the pilot.

cynthia kama said...

Ehya

Okbye.

Iphie Abraham said...

Eyah,very nice of him.









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Anonymous said...

Eyaa!!! That's very kind of him

Babylawyer. said...

That's so touching.

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adegbulu adesayo said...

Awwww

applegeniuz said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
#kpomkwem#

Ayodeji Babalola said...

So nice of the pilot....

ijeoma(DAVIDO'S P.A) said...

Awwwww so sweet of him

merit edeki said...

Eya...nice one

Dafizy Flamezy said...

Haha. So nice of d pilot. #IamMe

Chinenye Divas said...

Kudos to u pilot

SHORTEST DUDE said...

How much is fuel now biko?

Vickyfabulous adeleyevictor17@gmail.com said...

Owkk... Weldone my gud man.. Gud one

Buchi Jakes said...

Hopefully the pilot doesn't face sanctions or even sacked for that.

Olisa Francis said...

Eyaa, good hearthed people still do exist , but what if the pilot and woman were having something between them ? Just saying

STELLA JOSEPH said...

good man, keep on your good works.

Akachi chidi said...

But these ones were happy tears...Believe

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Great pilot

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

God bless him so much.

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Anonymous said...

Teary eyes#God bless d pilot

Rachel Anne said...

Awww..so nice of the pilot

Olaidex blog said...

So touching. Olaidex d secret fan.

Amy said...

I actually shed tears reading the part the pilot called to pick them up. Nice one. I can imagine not being able to attend tbe funeral of a loved one when you have planned being there.

Oluwafemi Olarinde said...

Jesus is Lord!

temitope faizat said...

Okay

Royco said...

Eyah. But what about the inconvenience it caused other passengers

VICTORY said...

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Angel Makiz said...

Nigerians should emulate this.angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Ogenah Boris said...

That's a good heart. The pilot is a darling. If is Nigeria forget it ooh.

oluwatoyin ayodele said...

good man





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bassey idoreyin said...

Nice one BT make your good no come with sack letter

don snipes said...

Lovely pilot...

.....just saying.....

Pearlie said...

That's nice

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

A gud heart

Lola Williams said...

Really nice of him.

Anonymous said...

Smilin.....wat an impeccable gesture! God bles u my pilot.

Godwin Oseezy said...

If we all do random acts of kindness daily, we might just set the world in the right direction. So inspiring.









Wild flowers!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Awww! God bless the pilot for this act of kindness

Anonymous said...

Oyinbo people have so much respect for the dead

Anonymous said...

Oyinbo people have so much respect for the dead

Di Mateo Xavie said...

wow....dat was a huge sacrifice

chyyy said...

It sounds so wonderful but d pilot break d rules too. Turning back to pick pple when d plane s to take off

NwaBiafra said...

Chaai

izy 2 nv said...

EYAHHH. TOUCHING

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