Two Sue United Over O'Hare Runway Skid

The plane had crossed wiring in the main landing gear

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    A United Airlines jet returned to O'Hare International Airport in a somewhat crippled state Monday night.

    Two Seattle passengers on a United Airlines plane that skidded off a runway in Chicago because of crossed wiring are suing the airline and Airbus SAS, the manufacturer, the Associated Press reports.

    Jamie Scatena and Marc Shannon are seeking unspecified damages for pain, suffering, lost pay, medical expenses and other losses, according to the lawsuits filed in September.  The case moved from a lower Seattle court to U.S District Court on Oct. 9.

    Scatena and Shannon were on a United A320 plane that veered into some runway lights after landing at O'Hare International Airport on Oct. 9, 2007. In a similar episode four months later, the same model plane carrying 121 people skidded into a snowbank at Jackson Hole, Wyo..

    United confirmed that both planes and a third that was not involved in any mishap had crossed wiring in the main landing gear.