Snowboarding Quadriplegic Forced Off Plane

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 21, 2011 11:09 am

Denver, CO – On Monday, Frontier Airlines apologized for forcing quadriplegic John Morris to leave the plane. The pilot refused to depart because the seat belt could not comply to Moriss’ conditions. 

Five years ago, Morris was involved in a snowboarding accident which caused his injury. Morris states, “I felt horrible, I just felt like I didn’t belong. I haven’t felt that bad since the accident.”

According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), within the last ten years there have been 45 ski/snowboarding fatalities. Serious injuries occur at a rate of about 42 per year. 

Frontier states they are investigating the circumstance. “We will be taking the steps necessary to ensure clarity on the policies so that the situation is not repeated.”