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British Airways passengers take legal action

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness Abroad Arm Injury Public Transport 

Passengers that were left with physical and psychological injuries after a British Airways plane caught fire earlier this month have decided to take legal action. A total of 157 passengers had been onboard the aircraft when it set on fire on the runway at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport on 8 September. Of those 157 passengers, a total of 40 passengers have taken legal advice for their injuries.

One of the passengers, Steve Bingham, had been on the London-bound flight when the accident happened, leaving him with a severe arm injury and smoke inhalation damage. Mr Bingham said that he has been prescribed medication for the “regular flashbacks” he continues to suffer with one month after the incident.

“we are all incredibly lucky”

Mr Bingham stated: “You simply never expect something like this to happen. I am continuing to suffer from the effects of what happened, but I know we are all incredibly lucky not to have been more seriously injured.

A British Airways spokeswoman said that the airline is not permitted to discuss the incident, as all information will contribute to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation. She said that all the affected passengers have been assigned a colleague that will help them deal with any issues following the incident.

One of the passenger’s lawyers stated that it is now of the utmost importance that all affected passengers receive the “specialist support and advice” they require.

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