Ryanair sued after man had to carry wheelchair-bound wife onto flight

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    A disabled woman has sued Ryanair after her husband had to carry her onto a plane using a firemans’ lift when flight crew refused to help blaming HEALTH AND SAFETY.

    Wheelchair-bound Jo Heath, 57, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, was left on a runway at Luton Airport for half an hour after the Ambulift she booked failed to turn up.
    The Ryanair crew and pilot refused to help her onto the plane after claiming it was unsafe for them to carry disabled passengers because they might ”damage their backs”.
    Instead, husband Paul, 56, was forced to carry his 10 stone wife up the stairs onto the plane using a ”fireman’s lift” as staff and passengers watched on.
    Jo was left ”humiliated” by the incident and has now sued Ryanair for £1,750 after a court ruled the budget airline breached contract and broke disability discrimination laws.

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