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Petition Filed In Chicago Court Over Asiana Crash

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CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago law firm said it plans to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 people who were on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco.

Ribbeck Law Chartered said in a news release that it filed a petition Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago to help preserve evidence in the July 6 crash. Three people were killed when the Boeing 777 clipped a seawall at the end of a runway.

Ribbeck said additional pleadings will be filed against Asiana Airlines and several component parts manufacturers.

The firm said the crash might have been caused by a mechanical malfunction of the auto-throttle. It also said some sliding ramps reportedly opened inside the plane, injuring passengers and blocking their exit.

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