The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a Chicago firm has filed lawsuit papers against Boeing on behalf of 83 survivors of the deadly July 6 Asiana Airlines crash:
The firm said information released so far on the investigation appeared to show “mechanical malfunction of the auto-throttle” may have caused the crash of the Boeing 777, which killed three passengers and injured more than 180. The lawsuit will also question whether evacuation slides inflating inward and seat belts trapping passengers furthered injuries, according to the statement.
The survivors are understandably still reeling from their terrifying ordeal, but many Twitterers feel that a lawsuit against Boeing is the wrong approach:
@LANow if it wasn't for Boeing making such a great plane, they wouldn't be around to sue in the first place!
— Rosa Garibay (@rosita_333) July 16, 2013
Jumbo jets crash what, once a year, tops? Sometimes due to pilot error, undoubtedly. 83 families of Asiana flight 214 suing Boeing. Bullshit
— Ryan Metzger (@RyanMetzger83) July 16, 2013
— P. Andrew Hart (@peandhart) July 16, 2013
— ITS ME (@QVO_LOCO) July 16, 2013
@AirlineReporter They should be thanking Boeing for making such a safe aircraft that came away alive from that crash!!
— ZL2IY (@ZL2IY) July 16, 2013
83 OZ214 passengers sue Boeing coz of the Asiana flight? WTF! This sue-happy mentality in America needs to change for real.
— iMichael (@pilotmwangi) July 16, 2013
That Boeing saved all but 2 from totally inept pilots.
— G. Mardre (@gmardre) July 16, 2013
— Laura Morgan (@LauraMorgan98) July 16, 2013