A woman is suing an airline over claims she suffered mental trauma during turbulence on a flight.
Colleen O'Neal's 20 minute flight from Texas' College Station to Houston in October 2009, hit turbulence almost immediately after takeoff, and took close to 2 hours to land.
"I think it's going to come down to what is acceptable within the range of weather, weather conditions and forecast to take off. Because it's likely that this was probably questionable, that the weather was awful, but they thought that because this was only a 20 minute flight, ah we'll just hurry up and before the bad weather really hits we'll already be landed and it didn't end up that way."
That's Criminal Defense Attorney Kelly Saindon, speaking with Bob Connors at WTVN in Columbus, Ohio.
Weather reports at the time of departure showed a threat of tornadoes wind shear - dangerously strong winds with rotating and intense thunder storms.
That's strikes one, two, three, four AND five!!
"It may be; it may be. I mean, we've all been on planes with lots of turbulence, and again I think the airlines is going to say well, we got ya there, but I agree with you in terms of if they didn't really look at it, or assess it, or take it as seriously. What it comes down to is this what normal pilots would have done, who makes that decision and was it simply a financial decision as it goes to looking out for the safety of the passengers."
At one point the pilots attempted to make an emergency landing, but that got aborted.
"It's going to be interesting how this plays out. I have a feeling because of as you said strike one, two, three, four and five she likely will prevail, but it's also interesting that no one else has come forward and tried to get on the bandwagon and sue as well, from the flight."
O'Neal, diagnosed with PTSD or Post Traumatic stress disorder suffers from nightmares, flashbacks and an intense fear of flying.
She claims that she experienced 'extreme fear' during the flight and believed that she was 'going to die'.
A legal case has been filed by O'Neal against the airline and three other carriers at Harris County district court.
Buzzing right along:
A lesbian couple in California says their 11-year-old son Tommy may actually be a girl named Tammy.
They are giving the child hormone blockers that delay the onset of puberty, so that he can have more time to decide exactly who he, or she, is.
And it's spinning up some controversy due to its ground breaking nature.
"Because it's ground breaking it's probably going to make some law that will set a standard that we will live within the future."
That's Criminal Defense Attorney Chris Tritico, speaking with Bill Wills at WTAM in Cleveland.
Critics are calling this child abuse and say that 11-year-olds are not old enough to make life-altering decisions about changing their gender, and parents should not be encouraging them.
Supporters say the Hormone Blocking Therapy has only minor side effects and is appropriate for a child who is unsure of his gender.
We'll see how it plays out.
I'm Jessica Curtis, and that's your Talk Radio Buzz from Fox News Radio.