- Mar 22, 2005
ninemsn said:Qantas 'sorry' over NZ insulin blunder
Thursday Nov 2 07:00 AEDT
Qantas has apologised to a diabetic who fell into a coma after airport staff refused to let him take his insulin on board a flight from Auckland to Christchurch.
The New Zealand Herald reported Tui Russell, a 43-year-old Auckland chef, was told by check-in staff at Auckland last month he could not take the clearly-labelled medication on board because it was dangerous.
He had a severe attack on the flight and was hospitalised for two weeks after falling into a coma shortly before landing at Christchurch Airport.
I thought the ban on liquids was only on flights to/from the US and UK!