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Passengers who were aboard an Emirates plane that crash-landed in August 2016 are suing Chicago-based Boeing for an alleged malfunction of the aircraft’s electronics. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court alleges the aircraft’s electronics system prevented the operation of a switch at a critical moment. More than a dozen passengers involved in the lawsuit claim the system didn’t provide any warning to the crew that the switch wasn’t working. The Emirates Boeing 777-300 flying from India crash-landed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. All 300 people aboard survived, scrambling down emergency slides before flames destroyed the plane. A firefighter was killed battling the blaze.
UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority earlier this month determined there were no mechanical problems leading up to the incident.
A spokesman for Boeing declined to comment on the lawsuit, noting the litigation is pending.
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