1. Passengers sue Boeing for 2016 Emirates crash in Dubai

Passengers sue Boeing for 2016 Emirates crash in Dubai

Passengers who were aboard an Emirates plane that crash-landed in August 2016 are suing Chicago-based Boeing for an alleged malfunction of the aircraft's electronics.

By: | Chicago | Published: August 17, 2017 5:29 PM
Boeing, Emirates plane crash 2016, Passengers sue boeing, boeing engine failed, boeing switch wasn't working, Dubai passengers sue boeing Passengers who were aboard an Emirates plane that crash-landed in August 2016 are suing Chicago-based Boeing for an alleged malfunction of the aircraft’s electronics. (Reuters)

Passengers who were aboard an Emirates plane that crash-landed in August 2016 are suing Chicago-based Boeing for an alleged malfunction of the aircraft’s electronics. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court alleges the aircraft’s electronics system prevented the operation of a switch at a critical moment. More than a dozen passengers involved in the lawsuit claim the system didn’t provide any warning to the crew that the switch wasn’t working. The Emirates Boeing 777-300 flying from India crash-landed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. All 300 people aboard survived, scrambling down emergency slides before flames destroyed the plane. A firefighter was killed battling the blaze. UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority earlier this month determined there were no mechanical problems leading up to the incident.  A spokesman for Boeing declined to comment on the lawsuit, noting the litigation is pending.

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