El Al Pilot Returns To Gate For Cancer Patient | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **
** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **
** Airborne 11.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.17.14 **

Tue, Aug 20, 2013

El Al Pilot Returns To Gate For Cancer Patient

An 11-Year-Old Girl Almost Missed Her Flight To Camp

A young Israeli girl battling cancer was all set for a trip from her home in Rehovot to Glen Spey, NY, to attend a special camp for cancer patients ... but she almost didn't get to go.

After boarding, the flight attendants could not locate Inbar Chomsky's passport, despite an extensive search of the airplane and the airport by flight attendants and ground crews. With their departure rapidly approaching, the pilot informed the girl that she would not be able to fly.

Yahoo News relays a report from the Times of Israel that said as the plane was taxiing to the runway, the missing passport was located in the backpack of another camper. The pilot contacted the tower and ground controllers to see if he could turn around and pick up Chomsky, who was devastated about missing the trip.

The negotiations took about 30 minutes. The pilot returned to the gate, and Inbar was allowed to board.

In a statement to the paper, El Al said it was very rare for a plane to be allowed to return to the gate, but in this case the airline was "honored an proud" to be able to make the girls dream of attending the camp in the U.S. come true.

FMI: www.elal.co.il

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-qu>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements>[...]

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of th>[...]

Air Force Funds Research On Thermal Management Technology For Fighters

Heat Generated By Electronic Systems A Growing Challenge Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace sy>[...]

Raytheon Successfully Demonstrates Airborne Electronic Attack System

Prototype Test Flights Evaluate Integrated Electronic Warfare Capabilities The U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electro>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC