/ 12 November 2021

Boeing settles 747 Max crash case

Image source: Reuters
Image source: Reuters

Aviation giant Boeing has agreed to compensate the families of the 157 victims of 2019’s Ethiopian Airlines crash involving one of the company’s flawed 737 Max passenger planes. To recap: the disaster was one of 2 that investigators attributed to the popular aircraft’s faulty automated flight-control system. The planes were grounded worldwide for 20 months, but they have since returned to the skies after changes were made to their systems. As part of the legal settlement in the US, Boeing has accepted responsibility for the deaths, but families won’t be able to seek punitive damages. Legal eagles say the agreement could see the families of the 189 victims of 2018’s Lion Air crash near Jakarta pursue compensation from Boeing through the US legal system, and some have started that process already.

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