Passenger sues AeroMexico after July plane crash in Mexico

A passenger is suing a Mexican airlines in a case involving the crash of a jet bound for Chicago on July 31.

Dorelia Rivera filed a complaint on Sept. 12 in Cook County Circuit Court against AeroMexico and AeroMexico Connect, alleging she was injured while on Flight 243 departing Durango, Mexico, for Chicago, because the pilots allegedly were negligent in assessing pre-flight weather conditions for safe air travel. The plane crashed shortly after taking off in dangerous and inclement weather conditions, according to court documents.

The defendants are accused of failing to bring the flight to a stop prior to takeoff knowing runway visibility was restricted and weather conditions were unsafe for takeoff, and failing to execute proper takeoff maneuvers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for a sum in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, and all costs of litigation.

This article was first published by Cook County Record.

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