Boeing to compensate families of 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia with Slovaks – World – News

The American company Boeing on Wednesday agreed to compensate the survivors of the crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft of the company Ethiopian Airlines, in which 157 people died in 2019, including four Slovaks. Reuters reported, referring to a file in the district court in Chicago, USA.

“Boeing is committed to ensuring that all families who have lost their loved ones in an accident are fully and fairly compensated for their loss,” the aircraft manufacturer said in a statement.

According to the lawyers of the victims of the plane crash, Boeing thus admitted that “737 MAX was not in good condition” and will not try to blame anyone else for the crash. According to lawyers, these compensations represent a milestone in the efforts of surviving families to achieve justice.

Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were banned from flying after two fatal incidents. The first took place in October 2018 in Indonesia. Lion Air’s plane crashed into the sea. All 189 people died on board. In March 2019, shortly after takeoff, an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed. None of the 157 people on board, including four Slovaks, survived the accident.

Among the victims were the wife and children of the then member of the Slovak National Party (SNS) Anton Hrnek. Investigators found that the MCAS flight stabilization system repeatedly steered aircraft sharply downwards in both accidents, so that the crew could not maintain control over them.

This type of machine returned to operation 20 months after Boeing significantly changed its software and flying training with them.

The aforementioned accidents have cost the company about $ 20 billion.

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