Serving hot drinks on a plane can be a risky endeavour. In fact, one hot cup of joe has seen Virgin Australia burned by a lawsuit.
Rhett Butler, 16, is suing the airline after receiving “burns, blisters and scarring to his thighs, groin, genitals and midriff,” after a cup of coffee landed on him during a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney in May 2015, according to an AAP report in The Guardian. Youch.
The incident happened shortly after take off. Rhett’s father, Brian Butler, provided medical assistance throughout the flight as it’s claimed crew did nothing to help. Read more…