American Airlines and United Airlines will face a federal trial for negligence claims when jets owned by the carriers were flown in to the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City destroying them. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attack on September 11th, 2001.
‘World Trade Center Properties LLC, which owned the twin skyscrapers in lower Manhattan destroyed in the attacks, sued the airlines in 2008 alleging negligence against the carriers for allowing terrorists to board and hijack the planes that were flown into the buildings. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan said a trial is required.’
The American aircraft hijacked in the attack on the WTC was a Boeing 767-223ER and the United plane was a Boeing 767-222.
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