Airline’s medicine ban leaves passenger in coma

By | November 1, 2006

Airlines medicine ban leaves passenger in coma

A diabetic man fell into a coma because airport staff refused to let him take his insulin on board a flight from Auckland to Christchurch.

Qantas yesterday apologised to Tui Peter Russell, who had a severe attack on the plane and was in hospital for two weeks.

Mr Russell said check-in staff at Auckland Airport told him he could not take his medication on board because it was dangerous.

The 43-year-old Glen Innes chef said he had flown many times with Qantas and had never had problems taking his medicine on board.

The medication was clearly labelled, he said. – newzealand.

Another example of nearly protecting someone to death.

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