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Boeing sued by passengers of fatal Southwest Airlines flight

Ashley Stewart
American City Business Journals
Boeing sued by passengers of fatal Southwest Airlines flight

Eight passengers who were aboard the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine failed have filed a lawsuit on against Boeing Co., the airline and engine manufacturers. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges Boeing negligently failed to assure the 737 and engine were reasonably safe, and failed to provide adequate warnings and safety instructions. "Boeing, in its business of designing, developing, manufacturing and selling aircraft, including the component engines, had a duty to assure that its aircraft were reasonably safe for the passengers flying therein, whose safety and lives are at risk," the passengers' attorney wrote in the suit.