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Passenger Pulled From Airline Toilet With Pants Still Down

Remember news about passengers and airlines getting themselves into headlining and awkward incidents? While the coronavirus has stopped most passengers from flying, it hasn’t stopped lawsuits from previous flights arriving in the courts. Today’s incident happened in 2018, but American Mary Oshana has just filed a lawsuit and broken the news of allegedly shocking behavior by Aer Lingus crewmembers.

The Incident

According to the suit, Oshana’s flight was taxing from the departure gate at O’Hare International Airport and remained stopped on the tarmac for around 30 minutes. So, she took the opportunity to go to the bathroom.

Around “20 seconds” later, she heard “one or more” crew members banging on the door telling her to return to her seat. She told them she’d be out in “just a minute.” Then, another 20 seconds later, two Aer Lingus flight attendants “broke through the lavatory door, grabbed the plaintiff under her arms, dragged her to her seat while her pants were below her knees, and threw her with great force into the armrest and seat”.

This exposed Oshana’s “buttocks and genitalia” to other passengers who laughed at the sight. She is seeking a jury trial for damages, claiming that the airline staff  “acted unreasonably, carelessly, and negligently” and injured her hip when removing her from the bathroom.

Aer Lingus has not publicly responded to the lawsuit.

To read more on this story, head to The Independent

DELee May 9, 2020

You cannot do what she do...

djjaguar64 May 6, 2020

Now if she was in business they would not have done that to her.

Global321 May 2, 2020

If it happened the way the plaintiff describes, of course, the airline was 100% wrong. You simply are not allowed to assault someone because they are not following the seatbelt sign. However, I tend to agree with others that there is likely more to the story. But, I doubt we will even know; I expect a confidential settlement. As for the seatbelt sign being on, that depends on the carrier. CX - absolutely, follow the rules. AA/DL/UZ... ehhh. Many flights, captains simply do not turn it off for hours at a time, despite smooth air. Everyone ignores it from time to time. It is a biological imperative. Steve M - While I agree in general you should obey the seatbelt sign, most of your videos are on planes without passengers. In the others, no one would have been injured if they were standing up.

Steve M May 1, 2020

<> Because in the US, there's often a 2-year statute of limitations on filing such a lawsuit. It's not uncommon for settlement negotiations to have been ongoing, but if the parties don't agree, the plaintiff must file the lawsuit within 2 years of the incident. That's why many are filed right around that time, sometimes on the last day. <> There is lots of danger even when the plane is not moving - see below. Plus, the pilots want to be able to start moving again without having to have the FA's re-secure the cabin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn23kYHJ81g

Lakeviewsteve May 1, 2020

counselor, you are wrong. Who do you counsel, monkeys?