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Boeing accepts responsibility for 737 Max crash in Ethiopia

Boeing accepts responsibility for 737 Max crash in Ethiopia

The American airline Boeing has agreed to accept responsibility for the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX in March 2019, The accident killed 157 people.

This information was received on Thursday (11) in the Wall Street Journal, which reveals an agreement that the aircraft manufacturer has reached with the families of the victims. As a result of the agreement, victims’ attorneys will not seek punitive damages and Boeing will not challenge lawsuits filed in Illinois, USA.

“Boeing is committed to ensuring that all families who have lost loved ones in accidents are fully and fairly compensated for their losses,” the company said in a statement. “By accepting responsibility, Boeing’s agreement with families allows the parties to focus their efforts on determining the appropriate compensation for each family.”

Victims’ lawyers noted that Boeing acknowledged that “the 737 Max was in an unsafe condition and would not attempt to blame anyone” for the accident.

“This is an important achievement for the families in their pursuit of justice against Boeing because it will ensure that everyone is treated fairly and eligible for recovery of all damages under Illinois law, while creating a path for them to move forward with a final resolution, either through agreements or judgment,” the Families Defense stated. the victims.

According to the lawyers, the compensation “will hold Boeing fully responsible for the deaths of 157 people.”

On March 10, 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash killed 157 people near Addis Ababa. Before that, on October 29, 2018, a Lion Air-like accident occurred It has already claimed the lives of 189 other people in Indonesia.

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