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Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

/ 12:34 PM October 31, 2014
In this March 18, 2014 photo, a young Malaysian boy prays, at an event for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370, at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves in a bid to finally solve one of the world's most perplexing aviation mysteries. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

In this March 18, 2014 photo, a young Malaysian boy prays, at an event for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370, at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves in a bid to finally solve one of the world’s most perplexing aviation mysteries. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 that was carrying him mysteriously disappeared.

Friday’s suit was the first filed by the family member of a passenger aboard the missing jet.

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Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee Kinland, 11, sought damages for mental distress and the loss of support following the disappearance of their father, Jee Jing Hang.

They said the airline and the government had been negligent and failed to take all due measures to ensure a safe flight.

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The plane disappeared March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. It was believed to have gone down in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean, where a search is ongoing.

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