Woman says Southwest flight attendant barred her from calling husband after suicidal text


Aug 20, 2002
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin woman says a Southwest Airlines flight attendant barred her from calling her husband after he sent her a suicidal text, and she's wondering if more could have been done to save his life.

Momsen-Evers said she was allowed to call police once she arrived at the gate in Milwaukee. When she got home, officers met her at her house and said her husband was dead.

Southwest told the television station the "flight attendants are trained to notify the captain if there is an emergency that poses a hazard to the aircraft or to the passengers on board."

"In this situation, the pilots were not notified."