Was a Mystery Flight a Miracle, or Just Luck? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/24/06

Was a Mystery Flight a Miracle, or Just Luck?

A Plainview woman says divine intervention got her to Dallas.  It all happened last Monday.  Beverly Manley needed to get to Dallas to say good-bye to her dying mother, but electrical problems delayed, and then canceled her flight.  

"Oh my heart sank.  I though, oh my gosh, I'm not going to make it," said Manley. 

After Beverly's 2:30 p.m. flight was canceled, she headed to the gate to book another flight, but so did everyone else. 

"By this time, two hours had passed.  I got a call from my sister.  She told me that the doctor had been in, and had told her, she (Beverly's mother) probably wasn't going to last much longer," said Manley.  

That's when Beverly broke down.  

"I was praying, and I was sobbing, and I couldn't stop the tears," said Manley. 

Ticket agents put Beverly on stand-by for the 5:30 p.m. flight, and confirmed a ticket for the 7:00 p.m. flight.

"So I knew I had a ticket.  I knew I was going to get there.  I just didn't know if I was going to make it on time," said Manley.

Beverly headed to the gate for her stand-by flight. She needed to know if there was any room left.  

"I was begging, and she said, just a minute, just a minute Mrs. Manley, and she was just typing away on her computer and looking at all the possibilities," said Manley. 

The agent took Beverly to another gate.  She waited there as the agent spoke with the captain, then the agent waived her on, but when Beverly boarded she saw that there was nobody else on the plain. She didn't know what was going on. 

"The plane is backing up, and I said is this plane taking off now?  He said yes it is.  I said, with nobody on it?  He said that's right," said Manley. 

Beverly asked if the flight was her stand-by flight.  The attendant said, no that was full.  

"I said which plane is this, and he said I don't now. All I know is that it's going to be in Dallas in 45 minutes.  I got there in time to see my mom.  I'm really convinced that God did this for me, and I made a promise to tell the story to whoever would listen," said Manley.

We spoke with an agent from American Eagle Airlines.  She tells us the plane Beverly boarded was actually the original flight that had been canceled.  The agent did not have all the details, but apparently crews fixed the plane and it needed to be returned to Dallas empty.  Due to Beverly's circumstances, they placed her on that flight.

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