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Nine injured passengers from Flight 214 sue Asiana and Boeing

August 8, 2013
KTVU

Nine people who were passengers on the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport last month sued both the airline and the plane's manufacturer in federal court in San Francisco Thursday.

The passengers on the July 6 flight are Bay Area adults and children from three different families, and each family group filed a separate but identical lawsuit, prepared by attorney Frank Pitre of Burlingame.

The lawsuit accuses both Asiana, based in South Korea, and Boeing, headquartered in Chicago, of negligence.

The crash was "a byproduct of reckless inattention by the Asiana pilots in combination with dangerous shortcomings with auto flight modes and low airspeed warning systems incorporated into the Boeing aircraft," the lawsuit alleges.

Three teenage Chinese schoolgirls died as a result of the crash and more than 180 passengers were injured when the low-flying Boeing 777 struck a seawall bordering San Francisco Bay and the tail section was separated from the aircraft's fuselage... (To read the entire article, please click HERE)