The parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in December when a Southwest Airlines plane skidded off a snowy Chicago runway, sued the airline and aircraft maker Boeing on Friday.
Attorneys for Lisa and Leroy Woods filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit court. Their son Joshua died on December 8 when the Boeing 737 operated by Southwest slid off the runway at Chicago's Midway Airport during a snow storm.
The plane, which had flown to Midway from Baltimore with 98 passengers and five crew members, slid off the airport into a traffic intersection with its nose on the ground after the front gear collapsed.
The car carrying Joshua Woods was crushed in the accident. Woods was the only person killed, but 13 others, including the boy's parents and younger brothers, were injured.
The suit seeks damages to be determined.