Flier died from airline meal, says family
December 2nd, 2011
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As it deals with fallout from its bankruptcy announcement, American Airlines is also facing the wrath of a family who claim their loved one died after eating a meal served by the carrier.

The wife and daughter of the late Othon Cortes of Miami are suing the airline and Sky Chefs for more than $1 million, alleging he ate food contaminated with bacteria during a flight from Barcelona, Spain, to New York.

The incident happened on May 18 after Cortes consumed an in-flight meal that allegedly contained chicken, according to a lawsuit filed last week in the U.S. District Court in Miami.

Family: In-flight meal killed flier

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  1. Chuck

    This poor person wasn't charged for his in-flight meal, I hope ...

    December 4, 2011 at 3:26 am |
  2. neepsandtats

    Strange to see "flier." But, it is indeed legit. Still – odd.

    December 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  3. Truth™

    Did he have the fish?

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkGR65CXaNA&w=640&h=390]

    December 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
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