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November 20, 2015

Boston Marathon bombing survivor recovers prosthetic leg lost in transit

American Airlines lost professional dancer's luggage containing over $250,000 of property

A professional dancer and survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing had some sharp words for American Airlines after the carrier temporarily lost her luggage containing a pricey prosthetic leg.

In a tweet Thursday, Adrianne Haslet-Davis said that American Airlines lost the bag with "over $250k of leg and dance parts," NBC News reports.

Haslet-Davis was on a date with her husband when she lost her lower leg in the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Since then, she has become an inspiration and model of determination, vowing to the Huffington Post that she would eventually participate in the marathon. "I will crawl across the finish line, literally crawl, if it means I finish it," she said in 2013.

After receiving her prosthetic leg, Haslet-Davis returned to professional ballroom dancing with a performance at the TED Conference in Vancouver in March 2014. Earlier this year, she appeared in the Oberto Beef Jerkey commercial campaign "Heros of Summer." 

In a follow-up tweet Friday, Haslet-Davis said that the luggage had somehow landed in a country she's never visited.

Many on Twitter chimed in to support Haslet-Davis and criticize American Airlines for the blunder, but by Friday afternoon the luggage was found and Haslet-Davis called for an end to the online denunciations.