Actor Stephen Keys sued American Airlines Inc. and SkyWest Airlines Inc after an unpleasant experience with the airlines. Keys took against the company after his fingers allegedly got stuck in the plane's armest for almost an hour during one of his journeys in September. Keys who is known for movies like Soul Plane and Big Time Rush has now filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the airlines. Reportedly, he was trying to raise the armrest to get the seat belt when his hand got caught on the mechanism. And his finger ended up in a small hole under the armrest.
"The spring mechanism embedded inside of this hole in the armrest applied intense pressure to plaintiff's finger, immediately inflicting injury, swelling and pain," NBC LA quoted the suit. The lawsuit reads, "The spring mechanism embedded inside of this hole in the armrest applied intense pressure to plaintiff's finger, immediately inflicting injury, swelling and pain." Vegetarian Who Was Served Meat on Jet Airways Sues Airlines, Get Rs 65,000 Compensation.
It further reads, "By this time, dozens of passengers became aware of Mr Keys' perilous condition, causing his dire situation to become a humiliating public spectacle. By the end of it all, he remained entrapped in this nightmarish condition, suffering for nearly an hour." JetBlue Saves French Bulldog Mid-Air With Oxygen Mask Setting an Example for Airlines That Mistreat Animals.
SkyWest in a statement said "The comfort and safety of our passengers is our first priority. We worked with our partner American to reach out to Mr Keys regarding his bruised finger and look forward to swiftly resolving this matter. Due to the ongoing litigation, we cannot comment further."
The suit which was filed on December 5, Keys boarded flight 3095 in Reno, bound for Los Angeles, about 12:40 p.m. September 9. The incident has left Keys unable to undertake tasks he previously could like driving and playing with his children. He also reportedly experienced pain in his fingers for a week and emotional distress.