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Woman sues Hawaiian Airlines over spilled tea burns

Woman sues Hawaiian Airlines after an air-hostess on flight from Brisbane ‘spills scolding tea on her lap, leaving her with agonising burns and ruining her holiday’

  • Dimity Plaister, 47, claims air-hostess allegedly spilled hot tea over her lap
  • Spill allegedly happened at spill at 11pm on flight HA444 from Brisbane
  • Ms Plaister, from the Gold Coast, says she was left with permanent burns 

A woman is suing Hawaiian Airlines after an air-hostess allegedly spilled scolding hot tea on her lap, leaving her with agonising burns.

Dimity Plaister, 47, claims she was left with scarring, anxiety and depression after the accident on flight HA444 from Brisbane to Honolulu in April 2017.

She claims the air-hostess placed the tea on her fold-out tray but then leaned over to pass the milk and sent the searing hot liquid cascading into her lap.

Ms Plaister, from the Gold Coast, says she was left with burns to her hip, thigh and buttocks.

Dimity Plaister, 47, claims she was left with scarring, anxiety and depression after the accident on flight HA444 from Brisbane to Honolulu in April 2017 (stock image; not actual)

She says she told staff that she had been burnt but was not offered any help or given anything to dry herself, reported the Courier-Mail.

Ms Plaister also claims that she was unable to enjoy her 10-day holiday to Honolulu because of her burns.

Her claim, which was heard in court on Wednesday, states: ‘The tea was scalding hot.

‘In the process of passing a carton of milk to Ms Plaister for her tea, the cabin crew member knocked over the cup of black tea into her lap.’

Hawaiian Airlines has not yet filed a defence and the case was adjourned until 10 May.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Hawaiin Airlines for comment.   

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