Crew families sue Malaysia Airlines over downing of jet

June 2, 2016 7:38 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The families of six crew members on a Malaysian passenger jet shot down over Ukraine nearly two years ago have filed lawsuits against Malaysia Airlines for negligence and breach of contract.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was hit by a surface-to-air missile on July 17, 2014, at the height of fighting in the Ukraine conflict.

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