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Lawsuit filed in US over Nigerian plane crash
Husband of American wife who died in Nigeria crash files lawsuit in US against Boeing, others
By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) ' The husband of an American who died in the crash of a Nigerian airliner that killed 153 people has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. blaming those who designed and manufactured the plane for the accident.

Attorney Gary Robb filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Chicago for David Chukwunonso Allison. The lawsuit says Allison's wife, Joy Chiedozie Allison, was on the Dana Air MD-83 that crashed in Nigeria on Sunday.

The suit names Chicago-based Boeing Co., which bought the McDonnell-Douglas manufacturer of the plane. It also names Connecticut-based engine-maker Pratt & Whitney.

Robb says reports of engine failure point the finger of blame at the companies.

Pratt & Whitney planned to release a statement later Thursday. Messages left for a Boeing spokesman weren't immediately returned.

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