US actor’s finger gets stuck in armrest during flight, airlines sued
US actor’s finger gets stuck in armrest during flight, airlines suedAmerican actor Stephen Keys, who has appeared in films like ‘Soul Plane’ and ‘Big Time Rush’, has filed a lawsuit against two US airlines after his finger got stuck in a first-class seat armrest. He claimed he suffered “severe emotional distress and weeks of pain” due to it. An airline mechanic had to disassemble the armrest to free his finger.
The mishap took place after he raised his armrest to reach for his seatbelt and his pinky got stuck in a small hole under the armrest, according to the suit.
“The spring mechanism embedded inside of this hole in the armrest applied intense pressure to plaintiff’s finger, immediately inflicting injury, swelling and pain,” the suit alleges.
It adds that Keys repeatedly tried to free his pinky as fellow passengers looked on, “causing his dire situation to become a humiliating public spectacle.” Keys claims he suffered for nearly an hour as flight personnel and firefighters tried to dislodge the finger. An airline mechanic finally disassembled the armrest and freed the pinky. The suit says that since the mishap, Keys has been unable to carry out routine tasks, including playing with his children.