Legal Action To Find ‘The Truth’ About MH370
The Boeing 777 went missing while en-route to Beijing from Malaysia in 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board and its disappearance remains one of the biggest mysteries in modern aviation.
Investigators believe the Malaysia Airlines plane flew off course and ran out of fuel in the middle of the southern Indian Ocean, but some families believe more must be done to establish the facts to allow them to find closure.
Speaking outside a court in Beijing, the group’s lawyer, Zhang Qihuai, said the families are seeking a range of damages but that the ultimate goal of the lawsuit is “to find out the cause of the accident and those who are responsible.”
“If we lose this opportunity, it might become even more difficult” to obtain answers, said Zou Jingsheng, a professor whose 27-year old son, Ling Annan was on the flight.
“We will find out the truth through legal means, and we’ll look into the responsibilities that Malaysia Airlines failed to fulfil.”
The lawsuit also named Boeing and jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce among the defendants. Malaysia Airlines have yet to comment about the case.
It comes as investigators continue to examine a second piece of debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion which is thought to be from the missing aircraft.
Authorities have confirmed that a piece of wing found on the island last year does belong to plane, and last week an American tourist found another piece of debris on a beach in Mozambique.
“Currently, we are awaiting verification of two more pieces of debris which were discovered recently in Mozambique and Reunion Island respectively,” Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.
(c) Sky News 2016