The crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia may also have legal consequences for the US aerospace group Boeing. The family of a passenger who came killed in the crash sued the aircraft manufacturer in Federal court in the U.S. state of Illinois.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs are suing the company, not sufficient against the risks of the aircraft is warned, and to have people’s lives at risk. They claim damages because of an alleged defect, the the machine being used.
The group is after the crash, in which a total of 157 people were killed in the criticism. By the end of October, an identical plane was crashed in Indonesia, here, too, several lawsuits followed.
According to accident investigators, a controversial control software of Boeing played a key role in the crash in Indonesia. The on Board computer should have pushed the nose of the jet is automatically always back down, while the Crew had tried in vain to counteract. In the crash in Ethiopia, the Software shall also be considered as a possible cause.
A Boeing spokeswoman did not comment to the German press Agency, to the dispute. “We talk to the families of those who were aboard flight 302 from the Ethiopian Airlines, our deepest sympathy.” Boeing support further investigation into the cause of the accident and is cooperating with the competent authorities.