Stewardess survives air crash, demands compensation from airline
MOSCOW, April 20 - RAPSI. Stewardess and air crash survivor Yulia Skvortsova, demands compensation for medical treatment from airline Atlas-Jet, attorney Gennady Sushko told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.ru) on Friday.
Skvortsova said that the Moscow Tverskoy District Court has appointed experts to establish the necessity of the treatment and the costs involved.
A plane heading from Moscow crashed when landing near Petrozavodsk Airport on June 20, 2011. There were 52 people aboard the plane, 45 died. Skvortsova, who was working on board the plane, received several injuries and burns. She had to undergo three operations.
Initially both airlines and insurance companies were defendants in the lawsuit. But the court then approved an amicable agreement between Skvortsova and the insurer which obligated the latter to pay $2,000. As a result, the insurance company was excluded from the list of defendants involved in the lawsuit.
Skvortsova requested the court to recover approximately 11 million rubles ($372,647) from Atlas-Jet (former RusAir), including three million rubles ($101,630) in moral damages. Skvortsova had asked for approximately 300,000 rubles ($10,160) from Alfa-Insurance.