Boeing has decided on the amount of damage to victims of the 737 MAX Boeing will pay the families of 346 people who died in two fatal plane crashes involving the 737 MAX for $ 144,500. The funds will come […]
Boeing has decided on the amount of damage to victims of the 737 MAX
Boeing will pay the families of 346 people who died in two fatal plane crashes involving the 737 MAX for $ 144,500. The funds will come from the $ 50 million financial assistance fund.
The foundation, overseen by Washington-based lawyers Ken Feinberg and Camilla S. Biros, has begun accept lawsuits from family members. Applications must be sent no later than December 31.
Find all the heirs and make sure the funds go to the right families, Feinberg said. can be problematic, since the relatives of the victims are located in 35 countries of the world.
Flights to 737 MAX has been discontinued since March following fatal accidents in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
In a statement, Boeing CEO Dennis Muhlenberg said the company continues to offer its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the double crash..
«The opening of this fund is an important step in our efforts to help affected families.», – he said.
Nearly 100 lawsuits have been filed against Boeing by at least a dozen law firms representing the families of Ethiopian Airlines plane crash victims.
Families of about 60 victims have yet to file lawsuits. Most of the lawsuits do not have specific financial claims, although one law firm said its clients intend to recover in the order of $ 1 billion.
The lawsuits allege Boeing made a mistake in the automated flight control system project. The system reportedly caused the nose of the airliner to sink repeatedly in both accidents..
The company itself said it intends to get approval for the resumption of flights at the beginning of the fourth quarter..
US Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dixon told Reuters last week that it is not clear when Boeing will be able to conduct its certification test flight.. But he said the agency must approve the return of the plane about a month after the test flight, unless something unexpected happens..