Pa. Wife Blames Airline: Man's Ashes Gone From Bag

By Salon Staff

Published January 23, 2012 8:09PM (EST)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia woman says her husband's ashes went missing from her luggage as she flew to England to bury them in his hometown of Hull.

Angeline O'Grady, of Trumbauersville, says her husband, Brian, died of cancer in October. She says Transportation Security Administration officials told her on Nov. 1 she couldn't take the ashes through airport security.

She says she was directed to the US Airways counter and put the ashes in her checked luggage. She tells WCAU-TV that when she got off in England, the ashes were missing from her luggage.

The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline tells the station it's investigating and working with the TSA to figure out what happened. A message left with the airline by The Associated Press wasn't immediately returned.

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