El Al Goes Back to Bring Cancer-Stricken Girl to Camp Simcha

Incredible story about Israel’s El Al airlines!

“Delays on the tarmac are typically one of the banes of airline travel. But passengers of El Al Airlines flight 007 erupted in applause earlier this month [August 2013] when pilots decided to return to the gate for a traveler who’d been left behind: Inbar Chomsky, an 11-year-old battling cancer.

Bound for a medical treatment camp in New York, along with 29 other youths, Chomsky was forced to debark when her passport was discovered missing from the Chai Lifeline group’s travel documents.  After holding up the plane for an extended search, counselors and crew tearfully escorted the young girl off, according to an account by Rabbi Yaakov Pinsky in The Yeshiva World News.  Then, just before takeoff, the passport was found in a fellow camper’s backpack and pilots made the decision to pull a U-turn.”

Source:  ABC News – August 20, 2013

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