20 Jan '11, 8am

Pilot delays flight so passenger can see dying grandson.

Pilot delays flight so passenger can see dying grandson.

A HEART-warming story of a US pilot who delayed his plane’s departure so a passenger could make the flight to visit his dying grandson is being widely reported by the media and showered with public praise. The incident was first brought to attention by travel blog elliott.org, who received a letter from the Arizona family lauding the initiative shown by the Southwest Airlines captain. In the story, family member Caden Rodgers, who had been severely abused by his mother’s boyfriend, was to be taken off life-support in a Denver hospital, the AOL Travel site said. His grandfather, Mark Dickinson, was on a work trip in Los Angeles when he received the tragic news regarding his two-and-a-half year old grandchild. Already booked on a plane to Tuscon with another connecting flight to Denver, Dickinson arrived at the Los Angeles International Airport two hours early, so he could c...

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