Stew­ardess sues BA over ‘ca­reer-wrecking’ fire

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An air stew­ardess left “men­tally scarred” by a mid-air en­gine fire and forced land­ing is su­ing Bri­tish Air­ways for £750,000 af­ter fear of fly­ing forced her to quit “the most won­der­ful job”.

Lucy Sargeant, 29, of Uxbridge, west London, is tak­ing the ac­tion against BA over the trauma of the May 2013 flight from Heathrow to Oslo, which led to mass panic and the evac­u­a­tion of 75 pas­sen­gers. Ni­cholas Yell told Cen­tral London County Court his client “gen­uinely thought she was go­ing to die” and her or­deal wrecked her “dream ca­reer” fol­low­ing psy­chi­atric in­juries in­clud­ing a “fear of fly­ing”. BA ad­mits li­a­bil­ity but con­tests the dam­ages sum. The hear­ing con­tin­ues.

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