A Ryanair passenger
has won a $60,000 settlement from the airline after claiming his crotch was
scalded by a flight attendant who spilled boiling tea.
Ronald Furlong, 33,
said he had to take off his pants in the aisle of the plane after the incident
in August 2012 so he could treat the injury. (The story doesn’t mention exactly
how he treated the wound.)
The hot drink was said
to have been spilled on his lap as it was being passed to another passenger,
scalding his groin, abdomen and genitals, theIrish Timesreported.
Furlong, who brought
the case to the Irish Circuit Civil Court, claimed the flight attendant had
failed to deliver the hot drink with a lid. He said the resulting burn
“interfered” with his social, domestic and recreational lifestyle.
FR prepared a defence
denying the claims, saying Furlong had spilled the drink on himself, by not
paying attention and acting carelessly. But a hearing this week revealed the
claim had been settled with a payout.