Bars and restaurants serving alcohol at airports and the availability of alcohol during flights increasingly contribute to drunken accidents on planes.
Drunken incidents on planes
A report published by the Daily Mail last year showed that over a period of just two years, 442 people were detained for suspected drunkenness. Cases included drunken passengers attempting to open the doors of the aircraft during flights and fighting.
Consequences of being drunk on a plane
If convicted, drunken passengers can expect to be fined or sent to prison for up to two years.
Drunken accidents on planes
The reason passengers are fined and/or sent to prison for drunken behaviour on planes is simple: drunken accidents on planes have the potential to seriously injure and even kill dozens, if not hundreds of innocent people.
If a drunken passenger manages to open a door in flight, for instance, the resulting decompression of the cabin could cause injuries by flying objects as they are being sucked out of the plane, not to mention the possibility of passengers being sucked/falling out of the plane. Sudden cabin decompression could also lead to the plane crashing.
Fines and prison sentences are, however, nothing compared to the potential financial implications of causing serious or fatal injuries to hundreds of people through drunken accidents on planes. The fact is that if someone causes an accident on a plane by drunken behaviour, anyone injured during this accident could be entitled to make a personal injury claim against the responsible individual. If multiple life-changing or fatal injuries were sustained, this individual could end up having to pay out hundreds of thousands, if not millions of pounds’ worth of compensation.
Incidents on a plane
If you were injured on a plane because another passenger was drunk, you could be entitled to make an injury claim against this passenger.
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Date Published: February 21, 2017
Author: Accident Advice