Some Asiana Airlines victims begin legal action against Boeing

A Chicago-based law firm said today it is beginning legal proceedings against Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 victims of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6. Ribbeck Law said it has filed a petition for discovery in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois, requesting that Boeing produce documents related to design, manufacturing and maintenance records of the model 777 plane that crashed. The law firm said in a statement that there may have been a problem with the plane’s auto-throttle, along with evacuation chutes that improperly inflated inward and seat belts that aggravated passenger injuries.

--Los Angeles Times