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Two sisters unable to say final goodbye to dying father after being kicked off plane for consoling each other

By Mason White 10:39 AM January 6, 2017
Debbie Hartman and Trisha Baker
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) People are calling on an airline to fire their employees, who took two women away from their dying father.

Debbie Hartman and her sister, Trisha Baker, were kicked off the plane after learning that their 84-year-old father had only a few hours to live.

The sisters were on their way to Asheville, North Carolina, from Orlando Sanford International Airport, when they received the dreaded text message that their father was dying.

Baker said that she became distraught over the unexpected news and she wanted to see how her sister was coping after she also received the message.

The sisters were seated in different parts of the plane. Baker said that she went to comfort her sister right before takeoff.

A flight attendant told her to sit down. Baker explained to the flight attendant that she just got horrible news and that she wanted to check on her sister.

After Baker called the flight attendant rude and insensitive, the captain turned back and the sisters were kicked off the plane.

The sisters begged employees to allow them their last chance to say goodbye to their dying father, but their request was denied. Their father died before they were able to get there with another flight.