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A separate statement by the firm, which filed an initial court petition in the U.S. state of Illinois on Tuesday, said the two companies “are responsible for the disaster of Flight MH370”.

And they came to that conclusion how? A lawsuit when the Black Box hasn't even been located, let alone examined seems baffling to say the least.

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... seems baffling to say the least.lol Actually it sounds very "American", don't you think?

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Didn't take long for the American lawyers to crawl out from under their rocks.

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it sounds very "American", don't you think?

No, it reeks of "lawyer".

The US is helping in every way it can.

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Well the families left with nothing may appreciate these lawyers who are the only ones (not you or me or the Malaysian government) who can help them in any material way.

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I am not sure what exactly they want to sue the Malaysian government for. If it was pilot suicide, was there anything the M. government could have done to prevent it? I don´t see what that would be.

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“We are going to be filing the lawsuits for millions of dollars per each passenger based on prior cases that we have done involving crashes like this one,” the firm’s head of aviation litigation, Monica Kelly, told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.

A separate statement by the firm, which filed an initial court petition in the US state of Illinois on Tuesday, said the two companies “are responsible for the disaster of Flight MH370”.

It's telling how this law firm has had enough aviation-related cases in the past that they've established an "aviation litigation" department that requires a "head". Instead of ambulance chasers, I guess we need to call them "NTSB chasers".

Right now, the only thing Boeing and Malaysia Airlines are responsible for in this disaster is Boeing made the aircraft and Malaysia Airlines bought the aircraft. Until they find out why the plane traveled where it did, there is no way to assign blame. You could argue that because Malaysia Airlines decided not to purchase the navigation option that continuously transmits the plane's position to satellites that its decision has hindered locating the aircraft, but that would only have been of use AFTER the plane crashed and had nothing to do with CAUSING "the disaster of Flight MH370".

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@Fadamor

You could argue that because Malaysia Airlines decided not to purchase the navigation option that continuously transmits the plane's position to satellites that its decision has hindered locating the aircraft, but that would only have been of use AFTER the plane crashed and had nothing to do with CAUSING "the disaster of Flight MH370

Quite so, and not only that, the technology exists to transmit transmit to "the cloud" (no pun intended) all the info that gets stored in the black box, so that even if the black box gets lost, the cause COULD be known. And it wouldn't be difficult to add into the realtime transmission a cockpit audio/video which would show if someone unexpected had entered the cockpit. Of course to get it done "right" wouldn't be cheap, so in this day and age of razor thin airline profit margins (or enormous deficits) its not going to be a popular idea with the airlines.

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Filing a lawsuit is not going to change the almost certain fact that MH370 has somehow disappeared into the abyss.

I know from my days serving in the U.S. Navy that it's almost impossible to search for anything during High Winds and Heavy Seas. Believe me, the most experienced and veteran sailors still get Sea Sick during those conditions, plus the search planes are unable to go aloft due to the extreme turbulence and very low visibility.

The fight now is against time. The Flight Data Recorder only has about 9 Days left in the battery before it goes dead and stops emitting the audio beacon.

I really hope they find it soon.

Finally, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the passengers. Watching their grief on TV is so heartbreaking and I wish we can deploy everything the world has to offer find ther Father, Brother, Mother, Sister, Husband, Wife, or Child so we can bring some kind of closure to their suffering.

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And it wouldn't be difficult to add into the realtime transmission a cockpit audio/video which would show if someone unexpected had entered the cockpit.

The cockpit door entrance camera is another optional purchase that most airlines don't take. The cockpit door has a numeric keypad that allows the cabin crew to REQUEST entrance. If the door control is in the recommended position of "disallow", it sounds a chime in the cockpit and the pilots have 20 seconds or so to change the position of the door control from the spring-loaded "disallow" to the momentary "allow" position, unlocking the door. There's a third position labeled "off" that allows whoever enters the right code to immediately enter (normally used when the plane is on the ground, empty, and maintenance needs to access the cockpit), but I don't know of anyone who would leave the door control in that state while flying. It's part of the pre-flight checklist to switch door control from "Off" to "Disallow". In short, there's no way for someone to unexpectedly enter the cockpit - even a flight attendant.

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