World Bulletin/News Desk
Relatives of a passenger on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have filed a legal suit against the troubled operator and the government for alleged negligence and breach of flight agreement.
A legal firm filed the suit at Kuala Lumpur’s High Court registry Friday on behalf of the two sons - aged 13 and 11 - of businessman Jee Jing Hang, 41, as well as their mother Ng Pearl Ming.
The suit also named Malaysia’s government, its air force chief, and civil aviation and immigration officials as defendants.
In the statement of claim, the boys said in receiving payment for the airfare, Malaysia Airlines had entered into an agreement of safety and security with passengers - in this case, their father.
They claim the operator breached the "flight agreement" when the plane failed to land at Beijing at 6.30 Beijing time March 8, while also falling short of taking all due measures to ensure a safe flight.
Flight MH370 went missing with 239 passengers including 12 crewmembers on board after losing radio contact with Malaysian and Vietnamese air traffic control after leaving Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Based on satellite data, the flight was believed to have deviated from its original pathway before ending in the southern Indian Ocean.
Despite the most intensive search in commercial aviation history, Malaysia's efforts have been heavily criticized by media and the family of passengers.
The troubled airlines suffered another blow when flight MH17 crashed July 17 in Ukraine’s Donetsk region near the border with Russia, killing all 298 people – 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers.
Neither of the parties involved in armed disturbances in the area -- Ukraine or pro-Russian rebels -- have come forward to claim responsibility for the suspected attack.
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