According to legal documents filed in a Chicago court on Wednesday, Boeing has struck an arrangement with the relatives of the 157 people killed in the 737 MAX disaster and has accepted responsibility for the crash.
Boeing is determined to ensure that all families who lost loved ones in the incidents receive full and equitable compensation, the firm stated in a statement.
By acknowledging responsibility, Boeing’s agreement with the families helps the parties to focus their efforts on establishing the right compensation for each family,” the aerospace behemoth explained.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed southeast of the city Addis Ababa. The disaster resulted in the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet and the greatest crisis in the history of the American aircraft manufacturer since it followed the October 2018 crash of a 737 MAX operated by Lion Air in Indonesia, which killed 189 people.
The agreement was praised as historic and a major milestone for the families in their quest of justice against Boeing by the families’ principal lawyers.