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Barclay v British Airways Plc

[2008] EWCA Civ 1419; [2010] QB 187(CA)

The Court of Appeal considered the meaning of "accident" under Article 17.1 of the Montreal Convention where the Claimant slipped on a plastic strip forming part of the aircraft floor. Held that "accident" under Article 17.1 contemplates "a distinct event, not being any part of the usual, normal and expected operation of the aircraft, which happens independently of anything done or omitted by the passenger".

Richard Menzies / 3rd Dec 2008


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