Boeing Settles Almost All 737 MAX Claims from Fatal 2018 Crash

Boeing Co. recently reached settlement agreements for the vast majority of the lawsuits filed in federal court following the 2018 plane crash near Indonesia that left 189 people dead. The deadly crash led to a worldwide grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX jets and prompted investigations that revealed this model of aircraft was unsafe and unfit for the skies. While claims relating to 171 of the 189 people on board have been settled, Boeing continues its efforts to obtain U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly the 737 MAX commercially once more.

Boeing Co. has not disclosed the amount of compensation paid to the victims’ families or estates from the 2018 Indonesia crash; however, Reuters reported last year that some Lion Air cases settled for at least $1.2 million per claim. A Boeing spokesperson states the company is committed to resolving the remaining cases in order to fairly compensate the victims’ families and estates.

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