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  • Updated 04:01 PM EST, Tue December, 2017

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Pilot aborts take-off so that grandparents can say final goodbye to dying grandson

Pilot aborts take-off so that grandparents can say final goodbye to dying grandson
Pilot aborts take-off so that grandparents can say final goodbye to dying grandson

A pilot made a last minute U-turn at Manchester Airport to allow an elderly couple to get off the flight and rush to their dying grandson's bedside.

The Etihad aircraft had already begun taxiing on the runway when the couple received a text saying their grandchild was in intensive care.

They managed get the attention of the cabin crew and pilot - who then aborted take-off at the last minute.

After returning to the gate, the couple were able to disembark and collect their luggage.

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