Asiana Survivors Sue Over Crash

All 83 survivors of Asiana Airlines flight 214, which crashed on July 6, have allegedly taken steps to sue both Boeing and the airline. Law firm Ribbeck Law Chartered has filled a ‘discovery petition’ asking for the aircraft’s manufacturing and maintenance records. The law firm reportedly suspects there were faults with the aircraft’s automated throttle, seat belts and emergency evacuation systems. Safety officials have not yet released a report on the cause of the crash. In a separate legal dispute, Asiana has dropped its case against San Francisco-based TV station, KTVU. The airline claimed the station publicised a “racially discriminatory report’ when it gave bogus names for the pilots of the crashed 777 aircraft as ‘Sum Ting Wong’, Ho Lee Fuk’, and ‘Wi Tu Lo’.

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