Six passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 and a family member filed a lawsuit against planemaker Boeing on Friday. They want Boeing to compensate them for their damages.
One passenger reports a concussion and earbleeds, and two others say they have difficulty breathing. Another passenger said he had an epileptic seizure due to stress.
“Although everyone is happy that the crew was able to land the plane safely, this experience continues to have economic, physical and emotional consequences for our clients,” said Daniel Lawrence, who is representing the plaintiffs.
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The plaintiffs are seeking compensation for treatment for their health problems, in addition to the costs of canceling travel plans and the value of lost personal property.
A panel in the fuselage of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 came off last Friday, shortly after takeoff from Portland Airport. The plane, with 171 passengers and six crew members on board, was at an altitude of 5,000 meters at the time. No one is hurt. After that incident, the US Aviation Authority (FAA) grounded dozens of aircraft of this type for inspections.
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