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12 victims sue Asiana, Boeing for SFO plane crash

August 8, 2013

A dozen victims of the Asiana plane crash have filed a lawsuit against both the airline and Boeing -- the maker of the 777 aircraft that crashed at San Francisco International Airport last month. ABC7 News spoke with one of the attorneys involved in the suit.

The lawsuit is 36 pages and while it does seek monetary compensation for damages the lawyer says the main goal of these families' suit is to make sure this never happens again.

Attorney Frank Pitre of Cotchett, Pitre and McCarthy says the lawsuit his office filed is the most extensive and detailed explanation of what led up to the Asiana crash.

"We've got poor training, resource management, you've got inattention by the pilots and you've got inadequate and ineffective warning systems," said Pitre.

The complaint states Boeing should have updated the 777 with an aural command warning. Like it did to some of its 737s after a Turkish airlines flight crashed under similar circumstances in 2009... (To read the entire article, please click HERE)