Asiana Plane Crash Lawsuits Target Boeing
Boeing is being sued by three San Francisco Bay Area families over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.
The San Jose Mercury News reported that the actions filed on Thursday allege that the maker of the Boeing 777 provided inadequate training to pilots in South Korea.
However, it does not make clear whether Boeing trained the pilots of Flight 214, which crashed last month while landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing three Chinese teenagers.
A crash survivor is among those suing.
The families also claim that Boeing should have added a "low airspeed" voice warning to the 777 pilots after a similar 737 crash in Amsterdam four years ago.
"You cannot simply write this off as pilots who came in too low and too slow," said Burlingame attorney Frank Pitre. "There's more to it. You cannot excuse Boeing."
Boeing told Sky News on Friday that it would not comment on ongoing litigation.
The lawsuits also allege the Asiana crew broke FAA policies on passenger evacuation, which only began when a flight attendant reported that the plane was on fire, according to the NTSB.