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Woman sues Delta, says she was hurt using inflatable slide during emergency landing

Federal Court

By Marian Johns | Jan 22, 2020

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PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman alleges she was injured while using the inflatable slide during an emergency evacuation from an airplane and is seeking damages from the airline.  

Chinyere Achi filed a complaint Jan. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Delta Airlines Inc. citing the Montreal Convention.

The suit states Achi was a passenger on a Delta Airbus flight traveling from Nigeria to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Feb. 13, 2018. After experiencing an engine issue and fire, the plane was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing. 

Achi claims during the emergency evacuation while using the aircraft's inflatable sides, she suffered serious injury and was taken to a Nigerian hospital for treatment.

Achi seeks compensatory damages, a trial by jury and all other just relief. He is represented by Kevin Kelly of The Law Office of Kelly and Herron PC in Philadelphia and Abram Bohrer of Bohrer & Lukeman in New York.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:20-CV-00075

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