An Asiana Airlines flight attendant was ordered by a court to pay 109.6 million South Korean Won ($100,000 USD) for burning a passenger with hot instant noodle soup.
The flight attendant accidentally spilled the soup on a business class passenger “Ms. Chang” while delivering her meal during a flight from Incheon to Paris on March 17, 2014. Chang, who worked as a fashion model before the incident, suffered second- and third-degree burns on her lower abdomen, thighs and private parts.
Chang says that the burns not only interfere with her work, but those on her private parts may pose problems with “pregnancy and delivery” later in life.
Asiana Airlines maintains that it was Ms. Chang who knocked the tray carrying the instant noodles that burned her. However, the plane did not have emergency supplies on hand to handle burns although it says that it “provided her with emergency medical help following instructions from a doctor on the flight.”
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