Family of Indonesia's crashed plane passenger lodges lawsuit against Boeing

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-16 20:19:21|Editor: xuxin
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JAKARTA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Parents of a killed passenger in Indonesia's Lion Air plane crash had lodged a lawsuit against plane maker Boeing, citing lack of instructions in its flight manuals on significant changes in the new plane, the lawyer of the family said in a statement.

The lawsuit was lodged in Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, the United State on Nov. 14, a lawyer at Colson Hicks Eidson & BartlettChen LLC Law Firm Curtis Miner said in the statement released on Thursday.

"The lawsuit was filed in on behalf of our client H. Irianto, father of Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama who died when the Boeing 737 Max 8 plummeted into the sea," Miner said in the statement.

Pratama took the doomed Lion Air JT 610 flight to fly back to Pangkalpinang after attending a conference in Jakarta. The young doctor was supposed to get married on Nov. 11.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 plane serving Lion Air JT 610 crashed 13 minutes after take off from international airport of Soekarno-Hatta on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people onboard.

The U. S. aviation supervisory agency, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has issued order to review Boeing aircraft's safety procedures, including information conveyed to airlines operating Boeing 737 Max 8 related to the new flight control system applied in the aircraft.

The automated flight control system was not found in the previous models of Boeing 737.

The new flight control system in Boeing 737 Max 8 was intended to help pilots in dealing with air stream anomalies in the sky that may risk the flight.

The system would push the plane's nose down to regain control on the plane as automatic response to such anomalies.

The anomalies were allegedly prompted by glitch in the plane's air stream censor of Angle of Attack (AOA) that led the system to push the nose down, which eventually could not be controlled by the pilots.