Passenger sues Alaska Airlines over deicing fumes

An Alaska Airlines passenger named Caroline Boren is suing the carrier after an incident Christmas Eve where deicing fumes entered the aircraft and made about two dozen passengers sick.

Mostly the passengers complained about irritated eyes, and paramedics were on the scene to treat them before the plane took off. Boren, however, says she still feels the effects of the exposure and suffers from numbness in her hands and general fatigue.

Her lawyers says it was the airline’s responsibility to keep the plane’s ventilation system shut during deicing.

Eventually the close to 150 passengers on board were transfered to another plane to continue their trip to Burbank.

The lawsuit was filed in Seattle Federal Court earlier this week. Alaska Airlines says it is reviewing the incident.

No word yet on how much the woman is suing the airline for.

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