Widow Sues Airline After Husband’s Ashes Disappear - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Widow Sues Airline After Husband’s Ashes Disappear



    A local woman is on a mission to find her late husband's remains. The urn was in her luggage when she left for England but was missing when she arrived. (Published Friday, Jan. 20, 2012)

    A Bucks County woman is suing US Airways, saying her husband's ashes disappeared from her luggage as she flew to England to bury them in his hometown of Hull.

    Angeline O'Grady's husband, Brian, died of cancer in October 2011.

    In November 2011, she was flying his ashes to his hometown of Hull in England the following month when she says Transportation Security Administration told her she couldn't take the ashes through security at Philadelphia International Airport.

    O'Grady says she was directed to the US Airways counter and put the ashes in her checked luggage. The Trumbauersville woman says the ashes were missing when she touched down in England.

    "When I opened the baggage and everything the ashes weren't there," O'Grady told NBC10.com last January. "My kids, everybody's upset and yet US Air just blows us off. “He was a great guy -- he doesn't deserve this.”

    US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie said an internal investigation didn't uncover any information indicating that the airline is responsible for the loss of the ashes.

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