Man Sues United Airlines, Claiming Injuries Resulted from Open Aircraft Door
Chicago talk radio station WLS is reporting Phillip Miller was onboard a flight from San Francisco International Airport to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on February 8th, 2005 when the incident happened. According to the suit filed Monday, in the middle of the flight the doors opened, creating "extreme noise" and "pressurization danger."
Miller claims he suffered permanent injuries that required medical treatment, although the exact injuries were not specified.
According to WLS, the suit asserts United Airlines employees "failed to properly close, seal, secure or fasten the aircraft doors prior to departing San Francisco." In addition, the suit claims the indicator lights were not working properly or staff failed to acknowledge the lights.
In 1989, nine passengers were killed on a United Airlines flight from Honolulu, Hawaii to Auckland, New Zealand when an aircraft door blew open. The incident happened just 16 minutes after takeoff.
Miller has filed a four-count suit in Cook Country Circuit Court, and is seeking unspecified damages from United Airlines Inc. and UAL Corporation.
United Airlines has not yet released a statement on the incident.
Editor's Note: A former version of this article wrongly stated the aircraft door involved in the 1989 incident was the "cockpit door." We regret the error.
Photo by ChicagoKoz on flickr.
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