Obese woman dies after being kicked off planes

A Delta Air Lines jet takes off past a Northwest Airline jets parked at gates at the Minneapolis...

A Delta Air Lines jet takes off past a Northwest Airline jets parked at gates at the Minneapolis St.Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota October 30, 2008. (Reuters/ERIC MILLER)

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A 407-pound American woman in need of kidney treatment died in Hungary after being denied boarding on three flights because of her weight. Now her husband says he plans to sue.

Vilma Soltesz, 56, died of kidney failure at her vacation home on Oct. 24, ABC News reports. She was supposed to have flown home to New York City to see her doctor nine days prior.

But Soltesz, who was obese and wheelchair-bound — she only had one leg — couldn't find a flight that would take her.


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