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Families of Passengers Sue Boeing

On March 8, 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 left from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 passengers. It disappeared and is believed to be lost in the South Indian Ocean. The official search for the plane or its wreckage was suspended on January 17, 2017, by the Australia Air Safety Investigative Board.

Families of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 filed suit in Charleston Saturday against Boeing. Three of the victims are listed as citizens or permanent residents of the United States and the remaining 41 were Chinese citizens according to the suit filed.

The suit alleges negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability on the part of Boeing and seeks actual damages as well as punitive and/or exemplary damages. The suit states Boeing manufactured the lost aircraft and alleges the crash of MH370 “was caused or partially caused by defects in the design, manufacture and/or assembly of the aircraft.”

The suit states the failure to locate the lost plane caused a “lack of finality and an enduring mystery that has caused unprecedented levels of economic and non-economic losses, emotional and physical pain, distress and mental pain and suffering to those lost on the plane and to their families, the survivors, dependents, heirs, beneficiaries and estates.”

If you or someone you know has been injured in an airplane crash, contact an experienced attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 800-594-4884.


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