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    Saturday, 17 November 2018

    Passenger sue British Airways to Court

    British Airways is being sued for £ 10 , 000 by a frustrated passenger who says that he was injured after being forced to sit next to an obese man on a flight from Bangkok to London .
    Stephen Prosser , 51 , claims to have suffered a pelvic injury after being pinned against the side of the plane by a passenger he reportedly described as “ 6 ft 5 in elk, weighing over 146 kg . ”
    Prosser claims that the sheer size of the large passenger left him crushed throughout the 12 - hour flight, allegedly causing nerve damage to his back , according to an interview he gave with the Daily Mail .
    Moreover , despite repeated requests to change seat , Mr . Prosser insists that the air cabin crew refused to help him .
    The Guardian , on November 16 , 2018 , reported that Pontypridd county court in Wales was told that the flight’ s cabin crew repeatedly ignored Mr . Prosser ’ s request to be moved and his concern that if he were forced to continue sitting next to the man , whom he described as an “ extremely large passenger , ” he suffer injuries.

    Prosser maintains that the cabin crew could have moved the obese man to the aisle seat, reducing discomfort for others.
    The plaintiff also told the courts that : “ he was that large that he had to force his buttocks between the armrests of the seats . He sat with his knees wedged against the seat in front and the rest of his body was overspilling into my seat by some inches . ”
    “ I was immediately aware that this was going to be problematic for me and I could feel the weight of his pure bulk putting lateral pressure on my upper body . This forced me into a position of unnatural posture, ” he reportedly added .
    Prosser also told the courts that since the incident he has been unable to work properly as a consequence of chronic back pain.
    However , not everyone has brought into his version of events.
    Timothy Salisbury , who represents British Airways at the trial , said that Mr Prosser was “ exaggerating , ” according to the Guardian .

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