A flight leaving Denver veered off the runway in December.
Two passengers on board the plane that veered off a runway in Denver last month have sued Continental Airlines. The suit accuses the airline of negligence.
"I said, 'We're probably going to die,' and you kind of have to accept it," says Melissa Craft, 25, who filed the lawsuit along with Emily Pelligrini, 21.
Craft's lawyer acknowledges that crosswinds may have played a role in the crash, but he believes a mechanical problem or pilot error may have contributed.
"The pilots were talking freely thinking my clients were Continental employees," Jason Gibson says. "They made comments about needing to see the CFO of Continental immediately and that they had issues they needed to discuss with him."
Gibson says Continental has given each passenger $3,000 to replace luggage and belongings lost in the crash. He says the airline also sent personal shoppers to supervise what the passengers are buying.
Continental says the NTSB is still investigating the crash and calls the lawsuit "premature." The airline says it is prepared to defend itself and the crew. All 115 passengers on the flight survived.
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