Law suit against American Airlines for 2016 emergency evacuation

Published on : Tuesday, August 1, 2017

35AF04EC00000578-0-image-a-50_1466943599014Linda Fanelli, a woman from New Jersey is taking legal action against the American airlines, claiming that she was slipped and fell during the emergency evacuation after the passengers smelled the foul smell emitting from the plane.



The law suit was filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court for the emergency evacuation which was ordered by the pilot Kenneth Chapline noted as “panicked, disorganized evacuation” in a letter written to West Palm Beach attorney Jason Guari, who is representing Fanelli.



The Philadelphia-bound plane at Palm Beach International Airport, while taking off, had the technical faults, so that the passengers complained a strong odor. After that the pilot Kenneth Chapline ordered an emergency evacuation.


The Chapline’s actions were highly praised by an aviation expert, Fanelli is suing the pilot along with the airlines authorities of American airlines for an unspecified amount in damages. Both Chapline and the airline were careless for not properly inspecting the aircraft before allowing 130 passengers to board, claiming by Jason Gauri.



Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reported taking the 23 passengers and a flight attendant to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. The fire safety officials traced the smell to a leak in the plane’s hydraulic system. Many of the aviation experts praised the consequential activities and emergency exodus.



In an email, the officials of American Airlines said that they were responsive of the lawsuit. They said that American Airlines is deeply committed in providing a positive and safe travel experience to all of our customers and also showing concerns rose by Ms. Fanelli, and would respond via the legal process.



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