Washington – A 95-year-old woman who was flying from Florida to Michigan for life’s last phase was forced by airport security officials to remove her adult diaper, her family said on Sunday.
The woman had been brought to an airport in north-west Florida on June 18 by her daughter for a flight to Hastings, Michigan, in a wheelchair.
Department of Homeland Security agents detained the woman alone in a room, daughter Jean Weber told CNN.
Security agents emerged later with the older woman and told Weber to take her to the public bathroom and remove the adult diaper.
Weber said she tried to explain to the agents that her mother was very ill with leukaemia.
“I told them she was going back to Michigan to die,” Weber said.