In addition, Boeing could face product liability related to supposed plane defects
, and negligence allegations claiming that the company did not adequately train pilots and did not take steps to fix problems after the first crash.
* Cessna stopped making small piston-engine aircraft, largely due to lawsuits from alleged plane defects
, according to lawyer/engineer Peter Huber in his book, "Liability: The Legal Revolution and its Consequences."
Also, engineers are concerned that pilots are officially logging details of plane defects
only at the end of a particular day's flying when the aircraft are back at their home bases to avoid problems earlier.