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Lawsuit Blames Boeing for Asiana Airlines Crash

Aug 09, 2013 9:20 am

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Boeing’s image and reputation have suffered greatly in the coverage of and reaction to the crash; this lawsuit just makes that blame-placing official.

— Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

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An Asiana Airlines' Boeing 777 crashed an San Francisco International Airport in July. Associated Press


Three San Francisco Bay Area families are suing Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.

The San Jose Mercury News says the suits filed Thursday allege that the maker of the Boeing 777 provided inadequate training to pilots in South Korea.

However, it doesn’t make clear whether Boeing trained the pilots of Flight 214, which crashed last month while landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing three teenagers.

A crash survivor is among those suing.

The families also claim that Boeing should have added a “low airspeed” voice warning for pilots to the 777 following a similar crash of a Boeing 737 in Amsterdam four years ago.

The Mercury News says Boeing couldn’t be reached for comment.

Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News. Copyright (2013) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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