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Plaintiff Brandi Wallace was sexually assaulted while on a Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. (“KAL”) international flight. Her attacker was a fellowpassenger. She sued KAL to recover for the assault under the Warsaw Convention, [FOOTNOTE 1] which makes air carriers liable for passenger injuriescaused by an “accident.” Warsaw Convention Art. 17. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Patterson, J.)dismissed the suit, concluding that the sexual assault was not “a risk characteristic of air travel,” and therefore was not an “accident” forpurposes of the Convention. Wallace v. Korean Air, No. 98 Civ. 1039, 1999 WL 187213, at *4-5 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 6, 1999). Because we disagreewith that conclusion, we vacate and remand.

 
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