Canucks and Beyond

$20 Million? Pavel Bure Has a Bad Day...

06/19/2007 at 8:19pm EDT

imageOver at Alex Ovetjkin, a summary of the strange story (in Russian) of former Canuck, Bure:

The famous hockey player Pavel Bure filed a lawsuit against the largest British airline British Airways because he was thrown out of the plane. The pilot had mistaken Bure for a soccer hooligan and flatly refused to lift the airplane in the air with suspicious passenger on board.
The police had to withdraw Pavel Bure from the flight. Now hockey player is asking British Airways 20 million dollars for moral compensation, said his lawyer Dmitry Ragulin.

According to the English translation used above, Bure’s lawyer was quoted as saying,

The incident occurred on October 31. My client was forced to leave the plane, fly another flight in Economy class and it took him over 24 hours to reach the final destination (Los Angeles). The lawsuit is first and foremost about the compensation for moral harm because we have not received any apology from the airline. All that we have received is the letter expressing regret over the incident and a hope that our client would use the airline in the future.

Yeah, that’s worth $20 million, easy…

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Canucks and Beyond

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by bigfrog in Abel to Yzerman from the entry A Good Test - 4 seconds ago
Comment by rwbill in Abel to Yzerman from the entry A Good Test - 1 minute ago
Comment by bigfrog in Abel to Yzerman from the entry A Good Test - 1 minute ago
Comment by rwbill in Abel to Yzerman from the entry A Good Test - 1 minute ago
Comment by rwbill in Abel to Yzerman from the entry A Good Test - 2 minutes ago