Barclay v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

Posted January 6th, 2009 in accidents, aircraft, carriage by air, law reports, personal injuries by sally

Barclay v British Airways plc [2008] EWCA Civ 1419; [2008] WLR (D) 412

“Where a passenger slipped on a standard fitting plastic strip embedded in the floor of an aircraft in its normal state and sustained bodily injury, there was no ‘accident’ within the meaning of art 17.1 of the Montreal Convention 1999 since there was no distinct event which was not part of the usual, normal and expected operation of the aircraft and which had happened independently of anything done or omitted by the passenger.”

WLR Daily, 5th January 2009


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