(CAPECODONLINE) — A man from Hawaii filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines claiming that in July 2012 he had to crawl across the tarmac while traveling to and from Nantucket because the airline failed to accommodate a severe disability that left him unable to use his legs.

According to the suit, filed July 23 in U.S. District Court in Hawaii, D. Baraka Kanaan was “forced to crawl across an airport tarmac, up and down the stairs of an airplane, down the aisle of the aircraft and out of and into his seat” while boarding a flight last summer from Maui to Nantucket and again when boarding a return flight from Nantucket to Maui, where Kanaan lives.

“Kanaan suffers from paraparesis, a condition that was brought on by severe spinal injuries suffered in a vehicle accident in 2000” leaving him unable to walk, Kanaan’s attorneys, Richard Holcomb and Brian Brazier of Honolulu-based Holcomb Law LLLC, wrote in the 18-page complaint.

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