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.