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A Thai man demands an airline to take responsibility for injuries that he said were caused by turbulence during a flight from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok yesterday evening. He said his lower back and coccyx were in “agony,” but when he expressed the wish to go to hospital, he was told to pay for the expenses himself. The airline has denied responsibility for his injuries. As the flight landed at Suvarnabhumi airport at around 9pm yesterday evening, airline staff asked 45 year old Waritphat Bunma whether he wanted them to call him an ambulance, so he said yes. Then, […]

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IMO a classic compo scam which may be dismissed by inflight advice "keep your seatbelt securely fastened at all times". 

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20 minutes ago, KaptainRob said:

which may be dismissed by inflight advise "keep your seatbelt securely fastened at all times". 

Thought so by reading the headline! Additionally, how many of the other passengers got "injured", too? 

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Who will he see responsible next? God? For creating the weather? 😂

He should be happy that the plane was still in the air and didn't crash thanks to the turbulence. 

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There's no mention in both the original source and this article whether the man has the seat belt fastened or not. The original says there was some sort of turbolence and the plane dropped from air, and he was injured in the back, but usually the most common injury in someone without seat belt is head injury by bumping against the overhead. It make me think probably his seat belt was fasten quite loose, hence the back pain from the air pocket situation and the subsequent counteraction upon sitting back violently. Sorry for him, but even in this situation the airline couldn't be held accountable. By the way, it's easy to find the airline; the only plane landing at around that time from NST to BKK is the Vietjet 335.

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Doesn't all air ticket comes with flight insurance? Surprise he has to pick up the bill.

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It's called a "seat belt"!  It only one of the reasons they have them on airplanes. Unstable air is not always predictable. Your responsibility.

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He’s obviously been reading up on the western compensation culture and thought I’ll have some of that over here. 

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Bet he wasn't wearing his seat belt, as advised. What a knob end.

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3 hours ago, HiuMak said:

The airline, not named here, should take responsibility.

They have no responsibility for this kind of incident.   Its part of flying, that's why they provide seat belts and tell passengers to wear them at all times when seated.   

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