Boeing accepts responsibility for Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash
Multinational Aerospace company Boeing has reached an agreement to compensate families of victims of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash.
In March 2019, a Nairobi-bound Boeing 737-Max lost control shortly after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, killing all the 157 people on board.
The company on Wednesday accepted liability for the damages in lawsuits filed by families of the victims and has agreed to compensate them.
“Boeing is committed to ensuring that all families who lost loved ones in the accidents are fully and fairly compensated for their loss, ” the company said in a statement seen by Reuters.
A total of 32 Kenyans were among those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Other victims were eighteen Canadians, nine Ethiopians eight Chinese, eight Italians, eight Americans, seven French, seven British, six Egyptians, five Dutch, four people with UN passports, four Indians, and three Russians.
There were also two Moroccans, two Israelis, one Belgian, one Ugandan, one Yemeni, one Sudanese, one Togolese, one Mozambican, and one Norwegian.
As a result of the agreement, Boeing will not challenge the lawsuits. The victims’ families also agreed to dismiss claims against Rosemount Aerospace, a company that made sensors for the 737 MAX.
The case was filed in a U.S. District Court in Chicago.