(CBS/AP) — A lawsuit filed in Seattle against Chicago-based Boeing alleges a malfunctioning autothrottle system on an older 737 jet led to the January crash of a Sriwijaya Air flight that killed all 62 people on board.
The lawsuit, reported by the Seattle Times, was filed Thursday on behalf of 16 families of crash victims cites a list of previous incidents involving 737 autothrottle system malfunctions.
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The lawsuit also says that history suggests the system should have been redesigned.
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Boeing in a statement extended sympathy to the loved ones of crash victims and said it would be inappropriate to comment further while it’s helping in the crash investigation.
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