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U.S. Law Firms ‘Hounded’ Relatives of Ethiopian Airlines’ Crash Victims

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms. They showed up uninvited at memorials and …

Boeing Settles More Than 60 Wrongful Death Cases Filed After Lion Air Crash

A Boeing Co. lawyer said the aircraft maker has reached settlements in more than 60 wrongful death cases filed after a 737 Max 8 plane flown by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard. Attorney …

Boeing 737 Max’s Design, Pilot and Regulatory Errors Caused Lion Air Crash

Indonesian investigators found sweeping problems and missteps in connection with last year’s fatal Lion Air crash, including design flaws in Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jet, certification failures by the U.S. regulator and a raft of errors at the airline by …

Insight: Problems on Doomed Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Started Seconds After Takeoff

Minutes after take-off, the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX were caught in a bad situation. A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by hitting a foreign object, according to four aviation experts and two U.S. officials who were …

Ethiopian Airlines’ Pilots Followed Proper Boeing Procedures: 1st Official Crash Report

Ethiopian investigators urged Boeing to review its flight control technology and said pilots of state carrier Ethiopian Airlines had carried out proper procedures in the first public findings on the crash of a 737 MAX jet that killed 157 people. …

Ethiopian Airlines Crash Could Break Record for Non-War Reinsurance Claim: Willis Re

Liability claims related to the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft could be the largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim on record, hitting reinsurers’ profitability, reinsurance broker Willis Re said. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines …

Next-to-Last Flight of Lion Air’s Doomed 737 MAX Was Saved by Off-Duty Pilot

As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing Co. 737 MAX 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. That extra pilot, who was seated in …

Black Boxes Show Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air Disasters Were Similar, Says Ethiopia

The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people had “clear similarities” with October’s Lion Air crash, Ethiopia said on Sunday, shown by initial analysis of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of the March 10 disaster. …

Boeing Faces Spate of Lawsuits After Second 737 MAX 8 Crash

Lawyers are already targeting Boeing Co. for Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines disaster even while investigators are still trying to figure out what caused two 737 Max 8 jetliners to go down in a span of five months, killing 346 people. Boeing …

Victim’s Family Sues Boeing Over Lion Air Flight Crash

The family of a man who was killed when a Lion Air flight crashed in October has sued Boeing Co., alleging the 737 MAX 8 aircraft was “unreasonably dangerous” and demanding a jury trial in Chicago, where the U.S. manufacturer …