A pilot is seeking $5 million in damages after a Boeing 777 vanished from radar and disappeared for more than a week over the Pacific Ocean, authorities said Tuesday.
Boeing has said the 777 was on a routine flight from Japan to San Francisco on May 26 when it disappeared, leaving behind its electronic and communications systems.
It’s not clear why it took more than 24 hours for the aircraft to be located.
An online search was conducted on Tuesday for the Boeing 777-200LR and no trace of it was found, but authorities said the aircraft is missing.
“We are seeking a reasonable amount of damages for loss of commercial aircraft in the first instance,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
The FAA did not provide further details.
There have been no reported sightings of the aircraft since May 26.
The Boeing 777, a single-aisle airliner that has a maximum takeoff weight of 5,000 pounds, was en route from Tokyo to Hong Kong when it lost contact with air traffic control, according to a Boeing news release.
No distress calls or other radio messages were received.
The Boeing 777 has a transponder number that is unique to the aircraft.
The 777 has been searched for more that 4,500 hours, the FAA said.