Suit in SF crash cites plane’s system problems
The crash of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco Airport in July was partially caused by inadequate “auto-throttle control” of the Boeing 777 passenger jet and “low-airspeed” warning systems, according to at least 115 plaintiffs, many of them Chinese nationals, who have sued Boeing Co.
“We are asking the court to hold Boeing partially liable and help passengers get economic compensation,” Monica Kelly, an attorney for Chicago-based Ribbeck Law Chartered, told China Daily on Wednesday.
The crash killed three Chinese teenagers traveling to a US summer camp. More than 180 people were injured.
The complaint filed in an Illinois court alleges that Boeing was aware that its low airspeed warning system was inadequate and that it failed to train Asiana’s pilots properly.