HOUSTON-- The families of the two Americans killed in the
crash of an Air France flight off the South American coast in June
have filed a lawsuit in a Houston federal court.
The lawsuit contends that Air France and Airbus, the plane's
manufacturer, knew the aircraft had defective components.
Former Houston-area couple Michael and Anne Harris were two of
the 228 people killed aboard Air France Flight 447 when it crashed
en route from Brazil to France.
Also named as defendants in the lawsuit filed Wednesday are
Honeywell International Inc., Rockwell Collins Inc. and Thales SA.
The three companies manufactured various components related to
measuring airspeed and altitude. The suit alleges these components
were defective at the time they were installed and gave the pilots
The cause of the crash remains unclear.