A pretrial conference for China’s first MH370-related civil claim has been held in Beijing, with family of 14 victims demanding the truth behind the incident, as well as some multi-million yuan in compensation, reports the Beijing News.
Li Xiuzhi, whose daughter was on board the missing plane, is suing five defendants, demanding a written update on any effort to revive the search for the plane, as well as a clear announcement about the reasons and those responsible for the incident, as well as 15 million yuan for her losses.
The five defendants include two companies which are included with Malaysia Airlines, as well as Boeing, MH370’s engine maker Rolls-Royce, as well as the Allianz Group.
Malaysia Airlines and all the other defendants have denied any responsibility.
Thirteen other Chinese families with loved ones aboard MH370 were also represented at Monday’s meeting.
A lawyer reprenting the families says their main concern is determining what ultimately happened, and who should be held accountable.
MH370 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing on March 8, 2014.
Investigators believe someone onboard intentionally re-routed the passenger jet into the southern Indian Ocean, likely killing all 239 people onboard, though the main fuselage of the aircraft has never been found.
Of the victims, around two-thirds of those onboard the flight were Chinese nationals.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily