Ethiopia—Boeing has reached an agreement with the families of victims of the 737 MAX crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia and has admitted responsibility for the crash.
“Boeing is committed to ensuring that all families who lost loved ones in the accident are fully and fairly compensated for their loss,” 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,” the aerospace giant said.
Flight 302 to Nairobi, operated by Ethiopia Airlines, crashed southeast of eth capital Addis Ababa six minutes after taking off on March 10th, 2019.
The accident resulted in the founding of the 737 MAX, fleet, and the worst crisis in the history of the American aircraft manufacturer, as it came after the 737 MAX operated by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia in October 2018, killing 189 people.
The lead lawyer’s victim’s families hailed the agreement as “historic” and “a significant milestone for the families in their pursuit of justice against Boeing.”
It will ensure that they are treated equitably and eligible to recover full damages, “said Lawyers Robert Clifford, Steven Marks, and Justin Green in a statement.
The agreement proposed Wednesday does not mention specific sums but said the jurors will be responsible for assessing amounts of compensation based on the violence presented.
The families of eth victims will be able to take steps to obtain compensation in US courts. The 157b people who dies were of 35 different nationalities.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those lost in Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302,” Boeing said.
“Since the accidents, Boeing has made significant changes as a company, and the design of the 737 MAX, to ensure that accidents like those never happen again,” it added.