Boeing sued by flight attendants claiming plane design let ‘toxic air’ into cabin

Three flight attendants are suing Boeing, claiming the company designed a plane that allows “toxic air” into the cabin that made them sick.

The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday asserts that the planes utilize a “bleed air system” that takes in air that allegedly contains various chemicals off the engines outside, The Chicago Tribune reported.

The complaint cites an incident on a Delta flight on a Boeing 767-300 from Frankfurt, Germany to Detroit in February 2018 in which passengers became sick, prompting the captain to alter the flight’s path. The flight attendants claim they lost wages and “wage-earning capacity” from this incident and others, according to the lawsuit obtained by the Tribune.

The flight attendants claim that Boeing officials and engineers were aware of the problem but did not notify flight attendants, the lawsuit stated.

“For more than sixty years, Boeing has been put on notice, on more than a hundred occasions, that its bleed air system airplanes are unreasonably dangerous and can cause serious acute and permanent injuries to flight crew and passengers,” the lawsuit says, according to the newspaper.

The attendants are asking for $50,000 as they continue to suffer from health problems like headaches, nausea and confusion, the lawsuit states.

Boeing did not immediately return The Hill’s request for comment.

A similar lawsuit from 2015, submitted by the same law firm, was settled last month, according to the newspaper.

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