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First U.S. lawsuit filed for MH370 disappearance

Posted: Jan 13, 2016 5:08 PM EST
Updated: Jan 13, 2016 5:13 PM EST

(CNN) – The first lawsuit against Malaysia Airlines for the disappearance of MH370 has been filed in the U.S.

It comes as the statute of limitations for filing a claim against the airline looms in early March.

The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared two years ago.

And most of the wreckage, aside from a piece of a wing, has not been found.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington D.C. by the sons of Philip Wood, who died in the crash.

The attorney representing them said the compensation offered by the insurance company on behalf of the airline was “offensive.”

He said he plans to file more lawsuits on behalf of other families in the next couple of weeks.