The Nation

The Boeing Co. has admitted its faulty repairs were one of the causes of a Japan Air Lines jumbo jet crash in August, 1985, that killed 520 people in Japan in history's worst single-plane accident. Boeing is being sued in King County Superior Court in Washington state by families of 77 victims. The families dropped JAL from the suit late last week. A preliminary Japanese government investigation has blamed a repair Boeing made to the 747's aft pressure bulkhead, which separates the plane's passenger compartment from the unpressurized rear of the plane.

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