Schiphol crash: sue in US, victims told

Lawyers representing people injured in February’s plane crash close to Schiphol airport are recommending legal action in the US, the AD reports on Friday.

The paper says the initial report into the cause of the crash, in which nine people died, shows that Boeing already knew there were problems with equipment measuring the altitude of the plane.
A faulty altitude meter led the engine of the Turkish Airlines plane to react as if it was landing and shut down too early.
It was not until after the crash that Boeing issued formal warnings to airlines using the 737-800, the paper says.
The paper says damages claims in the US are likely to be bigger. However, judges in the US must first rule that Dutch nationals can sue in their courts, it points out.
Last year, Dutch patients who used the painkiller Vioxx were told to sue in their own country.

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