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Families sue over Asiana crash

August 9, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle

Four Bay Area families are suing Boeing and Asiana Airlines, saying both the airplane manufacturer and the carrier were responsible for the crash of a jumbo jet at San Francisco International Airport last month because of faulty pilot training and problems with the plane.

The crash of Asiana Flight 214 on July 6 turned the Boeing 777 into "a chamber of horrors for the unsuspecting passengers," said the suits, filed by attorney Frank Pitre on behalf of 12 passengers.

Flight 214 originated in Shanghai and made a stopover in Seoul on its way to San Francisco. The plane lost its tail section when it came up short on its landing at SFO and hit a seawall, then spun off the runway and caught fire.

Three Chinese teenage girls were killed in the crash, including one who was run over by aSan Francisco Fire Department rig. About 180 passengers and crew members were injured.

The suits claim negligence and breach of warranty, and seek unspecified damages.... (To read the entire article, please click HERE)