Tuesday, September 24, 2013
A widow is suing US Airways after the airline allegedly lost her husband’s ashes.
Angeline O’Grady was flying from Philadelphia to England in order to scatter his ashes at a cemetery in his homeland. She was allegedly informed by the TSA at the security checkpoint that she could not board the plane with her husband’s ashes because they weren’t a solid substance. She proceeded to check the bag containing her husband’s ashes after presenting her husband’s death certificate and labeled container in order to identify to any personnel the invaluable nature of the bag’s contents.
After arriving in Hull, England, she discovered the ashes were missing from the checked bag. US Airways has still failed to return the ashes or offer an explanation for their disappearance.
See Sam Reynolds, Ashes Lost by US Airways, Vexed Widow Says, Courthouse News Service, Sept. 20, 2013.