Boeing Sued Over Ethiopia Crash as Plane Orders in Asia Waver
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March 29, 2019 - by Peter Blumberg and Janan Hanna for Bloomberg
Boeing Co. was sued on behalf of a passenger killed in this month's 737 Max plane crash in Ethiopia and orders for the troubled aircraft wavered in Asia, deepening the planemaker's legal and financial woes.
Chicago-based Boeing is under intense scrutiny after two crashes since October killed 346 people. As the company finalizes a software upgrade for the grounded 737 Max, it's fighting to hang onto some customers whose confidence in the best-selling jet has been shaken. Boeing is also facing a criminal probe into how the plane was originally approved to fly.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the estate of Ethiopian Airlines passenger Jackson Musoni of Rwanda, claims the 737 Max 8 isn't safely designed...