Lawsuit filed over plane fire at O’Hare Airport

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CHICAGO, IL (KTVI) – Eighteen passengers aboard an American Airlines plane that caught fire last month on the tarmac of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have filed a lawsuit.

The lawsuit targets American Airlines, Boeing, and engine manufacturer GE Aviation.

The lawsuit claims GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, sold a faulty engine that Boeing used to assemble an unsafe aircraft.

The passengers also claim American Airlines employees should have done a better job inspecting the plane before the fire occurred.

American Airlines flight 383 aborted takeoff around 2:35 p.m. on Friday, October 28 due to an “engine-related mechanical issue.”

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