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Lawsuit filed against Boeing over Nigerian plane crash

The husband of a Nigerian woman who died in the crash of a Nigerian airliner that killed 153 people has filed a lawsuit in Chicago blaming those who designed and manufactured the plane.

Attorney Gary Robb filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court 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.

Pratt & Whitney said its cooperating with the investigation into the crash but could not comment further. Messages left for Boeing weren’t returned.

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