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The pilot of a delta plane made an unprecedented decision after the plane had already pulled away from the gate.

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The family had their flight from Phoenix to Tennessee to attend father funeral who lost his battle to cancer.  They had less than 10 minutes to catch their connecting flight in Minneapolis, which was the last flight out to Memphis that day.  By the time the family got to the gate at the Minneapolis Airport, the jetway was pulling back and the plane was beginning to taxi toward the runway. Suddenly pilot noticed a man screaming, crying and waving his hands in the window, trying to get the pilot’s attention.

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Image via willtrav.com

It’s practically unheard of for a pilot of a plane that’s filled with passengers to throw the jet into reverse and go back to the gate to let a few stragglers on board.