(Reuters) – A French man's husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia. lawsuit against the planemaker seeking at least $ 276 million in damages, her lawyer said on Tuesday
The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 near the capital killed all 157 passengers and crew
The complaint alleges Boeing failed to inform pilots properly about the risks posed by software meant to prevent the 737 MAX from stalling which repeatedly lowered the plane's nose due to a faulty sensor data, according to US attorney Nomaan Husain.
"Once again corporate greed has placed profits on safety with tragic consequences for the public," Mr. Husain said in a written statement. "We have learned that Boeing relied on a single sensor that had previously been flagged in over 200 incident reports submitted to the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration)."
Mr. In Paris news conference he was looking for a minimum of $ 276 million in damages for client Defendant Dubois-Seex.
Boeing said last week it had completed an update to the 737 MAX's MCAS software and was in the process of submitting a plan.
MAX plunged into the ocean off Indonesia in the 737 MAX after the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the second for the Boeing model in five months. similar circumstances last October killing all 1
Dozen of families have sued Boeing over the Lion Air crash, and several lawsuits have been lodged over the Ethiopian crash.
It is unclear when the 737 MAX aircraft will receive FAA approval to return to service. Safety regulators in other countries have said they plan to independently assess Boeing's fixes before giving their approval.