The husband of a Nigerian woman who died in the crash of a Nigerian airliner that killed 153 people has filed a lawsuit in the US blaming those who designed and manufactured the plane for the accident, AP reported on Thursday.
Attorney Gary Robb filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Chicago for David Chukwunonso Allison. The lawsuit says Allison’s wife, Joy Chiedozie Allison, was on the Dana Air MD-83 that crashed in Nigeria on Sunday.
The suit names Chicago-based Boeing Co., which bought the McDonnell-Douglas manufacturer of the plane. It also names Connecticut-based engine-maker Pratt & Whitney.
Robb says reports of engine failure point the finger of blame at the companies.
Meanwhile, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Thursday in Abuja described Nigeria as “a dumping ground for deficient aircraft.”
To bring sanity into the nation’s aviation sector, SSANU suggested the merger and acquisition of airlines.
The President of the union, Mr. Samson Ugwoke, in a statement, said the policy was the only way the aviation industry could bounce back to reckoning.