Passenger Sues After Being Stranded On Kennedy Airport Tarmac

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Attorney Thatcher Stone files a class action lawsuit after his client claims she was stuck on the tarmac at Kennedy Airport.

Stone filed the suit on behalf of his client, Vivian Vumbaca of Manhattan, who he says was on an Alitialia flight from Rome that landed at the airport on December 26.

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The lawsuit is directed against the Terminal One Group that runs the international terminal at JFK. Stone says his client and thousands of others were stuck on airplanes for up to 11 hours last year after a snow storm.

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“The suit will seek to recover the inconvenience and the false imprisonment as said in the complaint,” Stone said.

“Ms. Vumbaca wasn’t fed, was required to sit in an airplane with overflowing toilets, no water – it took her several days at a minimum to recover,” Stone said.

The lawsuit is for $5 million.

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