8 October 2012, 15:09

Disabled passengers denied to go onboard to fly to Germany

Disabled passengers denied to go onboard to fly to Germany

A group of Russian disabled people could not fly to Germany from Moscow on Monday.

The delegation of 34 people was supposed to go to Dusseldorf to attend a conference on the problems of disabled people. All the members checked in for the flight of the AirBerlin company but later 11 of them including 6 wheel-chaired persons were not allowed to go onboard.

The pilot in command said he could not take so many wheelchair users on board out of safety considerations and suggested they should be flown out over two days, with two individuals in wheelchairs per flight.

The denied passengers plan to file a lawsuit against the company. According to the them the company was informed in advance about the number of wheel-chaired passengers.

The air company has not made any comments.

Interfax, TASS

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