A model flying from Seoul (ICN) to Paris (CDG) in business class on Asiana Airlines was awarded $101,928 this week for injuries related to a spill from a cup of instant noodle soup. The incident happened all the way back in 2014, when a crew member allegedly spilled scalding hot soup on the model, resulting in 3rd degree burns to her private parts, abdomen and thigh.
The paper reports that the model claims the aircraft didn’t have proper medical supplies and that she was forced to sit with a bag of ice and pain pills until they landed in Paris. Since then, she’s had many operations and skin transplants.
“Even after years of skin transplant surgery, I cannot fully recover,” she said. “The burn to the core is also affecting my relationship with my husband. I was also told that it can cause danger if I get pregnant.”
Asiana told news.com.au that the passenger “accidentally knocked over a tray of ramen dishes. We took emergent care as directed by a doctor on the plane.”
The judge ordered $101,928 settlement includes payment from both the flight attendant and the airline.