An Air Force pilot that was injured when his F-15C broke up over Missouri has filed a lawsuit against Boeing.
The lawsuit claims that Boeing should have known that the plane was liable to break up due to the way it was manufactured. While the plane was not originally produced by Boeing, Boeing purchased McDonnell-Douglas, the company that developed and produced the F-15Cs.
Following the accident, the Air Force grounded its entire fleet of F-15Cs while they were inspected. Cracks similar to the ones found in the broken-up plane were found on some of the rest of the fleet. Planes deemed safe have since been cleared to return to the air.
Meanwhile, the pilot of the original F-15C has been grounded due to injuries to his arm and shoulder. These injuries were caused when he ejected from the plane while it broke up.
If you have been injured due to a defective product, contact the Waukesha defective product lawyers of Habush, Habush, & Rottier at 1-800-559-5599 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.