Ruzanna Shkred, 49, slipped going down the boarding ramp while exiting an airplane on Dec. 4, hitting her head badly. Her husband and two of their three children witnessed the scene. She lapsed into a coma the next day and died four days later.
Volodymyr Shkred, her widower, thinks his wife might still be alive today if she had gotten proper care. Instead, he said she had to wait for at least 30 minutes before the airport doctor arrived and almost three hours before getting to the hospital.
He blames airport staff for making both of them pass through passport control, while his wife was occasionally losing conscious and bleeding. He said two people had to support her because she could not walk.