Joanne Turner, Sick Flight Attendant, Finally Gets Compensation For Breathing 'Toxic' Cabin Air

09/10/2010 08:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The ruling could be a landmark case for the airline industry.

Joanne Turner, a flight attendant for East-West Airlines, was five months pregnant when she fell ill after smoke entered the cabin during a flight on a British-built BAe 146 aircraft from Sydney to Brisbane in 1992. Following the incident, she suffered long-term respiratory problems.

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