The near catastrophe occurred as an American Airlines jet was approaching Ezeiza International Airport in Argentina on October 3, 2014. The Boeing 777 plunged into a 4000-foot nose first dive when the first officer was lurched forward, in his alleged defective flight seat, trapping him against the plane’s yoke and disengaging the auto-pilot.
About 300 passengers on the flight from Kennedy Airport to Buenos Aires were strapped in their seats, but the flight attendants were still up and about securing the serving carts, said lawyer Hunter Shkolnik.
Now seven flight attendants who were injured in this incident are suing Boeing aircraft company. They suffered broken bones and are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the near-death experience of the “sudden, dangerous, and panic-inducing instantaneous negative G descent,” as described by the lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Complete Article in the New York Daily News by John Marzuli