Flight attendant hit by case settles action against airport

Aer Lingus flight attendant had to have hip operation after incident, court hears

Jean Nolan leaving the Four Courts after settling her High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Jean Nolan leaving the Four Courts after settling her High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

 

An Aer Lingus flight attendant has settled her High Court action over injuries allegedly suffered after a case toppled down an escalator at Dublin Airport and hit her violently, causing her to fall.

Jean Nolan told the High Court she was on an escalator at Terminal 2 on May 3rd 2011 when a case came hurtling down the escalator behind her and struck her, knocking her off her feet.

Ms Nolan (57), with an address at Castle Cove, Malahide, Dublin, sued the Dublin Airport Authority and the owner of the case, Kate Doyle, Kitestown, Crossabeg, Co Wexford. 

She was out of work for 10 weeks and had to have a hip operation, the court was told. It was claimed she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. The DAA and Ms Doyle denied all claims. Bruce Antoniotti SC, said the case had been settled and could be struck out against the DAA. The case against Ms Doyle would be mentioned in court next month, he added.