NEW YORK – The husband of a 407-pound woman who died after being denied flights home from Europe to the U.S. is considering legal action against multiple airlines, according to a Tuesday report.
Good Morning America said Vilma Soltesz and her husband, Janos Soltesz, took annual trips to Hungary and flew to Budapest from New York City on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
An airlift and a seatbelt extender were reportedly used to during the couple’s trip to Hungary and Soltesz’ attorney said there were no issues.
When the couple tried to return home on the same airline on October 15th, there was an issue with a seat back and Vilma has to get off the plane, according to the article.
The woman was reportedly trying to return to the U.S. to see her doctors for health problems, according to the attorney.
The article said the couple went to Prague to get on a bigger Delta Airlines plane, but there was not a sky lift available to get her onto the aircraft.
The two returned to Hungary and tried to get on a Lufthansa flight, but Vilma was asked to get off the plane because she was unable to fasten her seatbelt, according to the report.
She died two days later of kidney failure.