Lawsuit Targets Boeing Following Asiana Crash

Suit filed on behalf of 83 passengers on flight that crash-landed in San Francisco

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    The wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco.

    A Chicago law firm says it plans to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 people who were on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco.

    Ribbeck Law Chartered says in a news release that it filed a petition Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago to help preserve evidence in the July 6 crash. Three people were killed when the Boeing 777 clipped a seawall at the end of a runway.

    Ribbeck says additional pleadings will be filed against Asiana Airlines and several component parts manufacturers.

    The firm says the crash might have been caused by a mechanical malfunction of the auto-throttle. It also says some sliding ramps reportedly opened inside the plane, injuring passengers and blocking their exit.

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    The National Transportation Safety Board has released footage from the scene of Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco on July 9, 2013. (Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013)