LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County woman is suing Air France, alleging negligence and wrongful death.
Nicoline Ambe, individually and representing the estate of her husband, decedent Ndiforchu Alfred Tamunang, filed a complaint Dec. 4 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Air France S.A., alleging the airline failed its duty to act with reasonable care to avoid any injuries.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 6, 2015, Tamunang was aboard Air France Flight 65 out of Los Angeles when he died during the flight. When his dead body went to Cameroon on Jan. 15, 2016, the suit says, an autopsy reported the cause and manner of death was accidental asphyxiation.
The plaintiff alleges Air France failed to provide the passenger with sufficient attention and medical care and failed to use ordinary or reasonable care in hiring, training, supervision and/or retention of officials and employees.
Ambe seeks trial by jury, general, compensatory and punitive damages, costs of suit, prejudgment interest, attorney fees, and all other relief the court deems just and equitable. She is represented by attorney Emmanuel Nsahlai of Nsahlai Law Firm in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-08719-RAO