A family whose daughter was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash filed a lawsuit against Boeing Co and Rosemount Aerospace Inc, which makes a part of the aircraft under investigation. The parents of Samya Stumo, who was on a work trip when the crash occurred on March 10 shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, filed the complaint in U.S. federal court in Chicago. The crash killed all 157 people on board.
This is the first lawsuit filed on behalf of an American victim of the plane crash and the first to target Boeing separately, as well as both Boeing and Rosemount Inc together. The complaint alleges that Boeing put “profits over safety” and also names the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration as accountable for certifying the 737 MAX.
Additional Reading: Family of American Woman Sues Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Over 737 Max Crash, Reuters (April 04, 2019)
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