Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Disabled Man Forced To Crawl Down Plane Steps Awarded Compensation
A disabled former college professor has won a lawsuit against an airline that forced him to crawl off a plane and onto the tarmac on his hands and knees - twice
Mr Baraka Kanaan, who is partially paralysed, was travelling from his home on Maui, Hawaii, to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts with Delta Airlines in July 2012.
Upon arrival, Delta Airlines refused to accommodate Mr Kanaan’s disability, making him crawl down the aisle, down a flight of steps and across the tarmac - and then made him do the same thing on his flight back home.
Disabled man who was forced to CRAWL off Delta plane, down a flight of stairs... and do the same on his flight back from Hawaii vacation wins a 'substantial' payout
Disabled Baraka Kanaan was made to crawl off Delta Airlines plane - twice
Two separate incidents - to and from Nantucket - took place in 2012
Mr Kanaan forced to walk 'on hands and knees' as there was no equipment
Former professor was partially paralyzed in a car accident in 2000
By SARA MALM
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 05:19 EST, 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 06:39 EST, 22 April 2014
Labels: Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural Access, Disability, Public Accommodations, Transportation, Traveler
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