Suit in SF crash cites plane’s sys­tem prob­lems

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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.

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