Passengers sue United Airlines, Airbus


SEATTLE — Two passengers on a United Airlines A320 that skidded off a runway in Chicago because of crossed wiring are suing the airline and Airbus SAS, the manufacturer.

The lawsuits were filed by Jamie Scatena and Marc Shannon in September in King County Superior Court and moved to U.S. District Court on Oct. 9.

Both seek damages for pain, suffering, lost pay, medical expenses and other losses.

Scatena and Shannon were on a United A320 that veered into some runway lights after landing at O’Hare International Airport on Oct. 9. In a similar episode four months later, a United A320 skidded into a snowbank at Jackson Hole, Wyo.

United confirmed that both planes and a third that was not involved in any mishap had crossed wiring in the main landing gear.