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CO Flight Lands In FLL With Injuries From Turb.  
User currently offlineFsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Just heard on news...

http://www.click10.com/news/2206574/detail.html


ASOS... Another Shi#y Observation Station
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User currently offline737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Nasty but no doubt legal action will follow.

Regards


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

My God!!! They are injuries with 5 people and flight attentant and child, too. I know that was none of the serious injuries and it taking to the hospital afternoon. I was left from FLL this early morning on the way to ATL then PHX flight by Delta. I know the seltbelt sign light was off or on. I saw with the picture of the new terminal 1 inside with NW, CO there, too. I'd missed of you guys was here in South Florida and I am in Arizona now. Well, talk ya later!

Regards!

Scott W.


User currently offlineNorthwestair From Poland, joined Jul 2001, 648 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

great now every Attorney in the FLL area will be at the hospital trying to get some business. I know you got a bruse on your arm, but I can get you $2.5 Million Dollars. SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD Country we live in.


I don't care who you fly just as long as you fly
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3507 times:

There will not be too much in the way of successful lawsuits on this. There needs to be some sort of negligence, and at the moment, there doesn't seem to be. One of my good pals works in claims at CO and she gets this stuff all the time, but they seldom go anywhere.

User currently offlineUAL-Fan From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3483 times:

This is America, everyone sues everyone. If there is a lawsuit (and money to be made) unfortunately it will happen.

Maybe it will teach people to stay in their seats with their seatbelts on.


User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

I don't mean this to sound rude, but on what pretence does anyone have a reason to sue???? It's was turbulence??????

JaseWGTN
Wellington, New Zealand


User currently offlineSk From Germany, joined Apr 2003, 75 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Yes, but the seat-belt signs were off - this may be a reason!

User currently offlineAca330 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Most airlines require seat-belts to be on at all times while seated. If some of the passengers injured were sitting without seat belts, and were subsequently thrown up, out of their seats during the turbulence, they should have less chance of a successful law suit IMHO.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

I don't mean this to sound rude, but on what pretence does anyone have a reason to sue????

The usual: physical and emotional pain, "loss of joy with loved ones". All that crap that has come to typify what has become a loathsome profession.

Want an example? About 7 or 8 years ago a US flight from CLT to CLE was on approach at Hopkins. The f/o noticed that the nosegear landing light was not showing locked. They requested a fly-by of the tower-in fact they flew by twice, and the tower visually confirmed that the gear looked down and locked. On final, the captian told everyone, as a precaution, to assume the position for a crash landing. The plane landed safely.

A few weeks later, US was slapped with a multi-million dollar suit, claiming some of the above reasons. Basically, they were sued because it scared some people. I don't think it came to anything, because the law firm involved illegally used the names of some of the passengers who said they had no intention of suing USAir.

But there is a precedent on this case with CO now. AA was successfully sued and had to pay damages because of a clear-air turbulence incident a few years ago. A horrible precedent set by that jury, proving once again that many juries are incompetent any more.


User currently offlineNorthwestair From Poland, joined Jul 2001, 648 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

If CO is sued then CO should sue the psgrs for damage to the ceiling  Big grin

CO better fight this one if it goes anywhere



I don't care who you fly just as long as you fly
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

As I said before, there are similar claims filed against CO and virtually every other airline weekly, this will get declined

Jer


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