Skip to comments.The Heartwarming Story of an Airplane Returning to Gate to Pick up Cancer Stricken Child...
Posted on 08/18/2013 6:49:13 AM PDT by Errant
Rabbi Yaakov Pinsky, director of Chaiyanu/Chai Lifeline Israel, who was traveling with the group, explained that after everyone was checked in the medical staff gave the kids their last pre-flight exam after which they were seated on the plane. A staffer collected the passports, but was shocked to discover that one was missing.
No one could find Inbars passport. Our staff looked high and low, in and under every seat and seat pocket. No passport was found. The flight attendants immediately called the ground crew to help them locate the lost passport. The airport was alerted, and they too searched everywhere from the boarding gate to the El Al aircraft, Rabbi Pinsky wrote on the website The Yeshiva World News.
As the clock was ticking to take-off time, the passport wasnt found. The ground crew boarded and searched frantically for the passport.
After 25 minutes of pulling apart the aircraft, the crew admitted defeat. El Al had no choice but to tell Inbar that she could not fly. El Al sadly called her mother to tell her that Inbars passport was lost and that the girl, who had been fighting illness so valiantly, would not be able to fly to Camp Simcha, Pinsky explained.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
why was her passport in another kid’s backpack
Is the other kid a manipulative bad actor
YES, He is! Thanks for posting
I guess it’s “heartwarming”, but it also pisses me off that the airline threw he off the plane in the first place. It’s not like she was a stranger to the people on the plane - she’s a little kid with cancer who was traveling with the group. “Just following orders...”
“As the plane made its way toward the runway, one of the group’s escorts shouted that she found Inbar’s passport in another child’s backpack. ‘
How did it get there in the first place?!
Sounds like some careless adult gave the passport to the wrong kid.
Kids with cancer are just like other kids - including that some are jerks. It's possible that a kid hid her passport in his own backpack or in another kid's just to be a jerk. I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that it was an adult.
I can’t believe another sick kid would do something like this deliberately — I think it’s more likely to be the result of carelessness, not a deliberate action.
Good thing it was found in time to take the kid along.
I can. The vast majority of healthy kids and the vast majority of sick kids are nice most of the time. However, I have seen healthy and sick kids stray in the other direction, either because they were particularly grumpy that day (completely forgivable with cancer, given the pain) or because they were just that way by choice. I spent a couple of months in a major children's hospital, much of it working with the kids or just playing with them and reading to them. They're kids, not angels.