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Family Makes It to Funeral After Pilot Turns Plane Around

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    Family Makes It to Funeral After Pilot Turns Plane Around
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    An Arizona woman and her family made it to her husband's funeral after a pilot, in a rare move, delayed their connecting flight and returned to the gate.

    Delta Air Lines said Thursday that Capt. Adam Cohen turned an aircraft around at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport earlier this month after a Phoenix-area family frantically waved at him through airport windows.

    Delta spokeswoman Elizabeth Wolf said that while on-time departures are the priority, the pilot took the situation as an opportunity to make a difference without endangering other passengers.

    A pilot for Delta subsidiary Endeavor Air, Cohen will not face any disciplinary action.

    Marcia Short and her three adult children were trying to make it to their 56-year-old father's funeral the next morning in Tennessee.