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Boeing compensates Kenyan families in the Ethiopian Air crash

Ethiopian Airline crash. image courtesy Dailymail.co.uk

Summary

  • The Boeing 737 airplane operated by Ethiopian Airline clashed immediately on takeoff Killing all on board
  • 32 Kenyans died in the crash representing the largest number of victims in the crash per country
  • The flight was headed to Nairobi

US airplane manufacturer Boeing has made a record-breaking. settlement for Kenyan victims involved in the Boeing 737 airplane crash from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to Nairobi. In a record-breaking settlement involving the families of the Kenyan victims involved in the crash, Boeing is considered to have settled on a Ksh. 300Million per victim compensation with Chicago based law firm representing the victims, Ribbeck Law Chartered.

32  Kenyans were killed in the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on March 10, 2019 near the town of Bishoftu, six minutes after takeoff. In an official statement made in Chicago on Monday, von Ribbeck said: “We sought and asked for the largest amount possible to be paid as compensation to the families we represent.”

A family of the victims of the Boeing 737 max crash cries at the scene of the crash image courtesy abcnews

The Ethiopian Airlines jet headed for Nairobi crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport, killing all 149 on board. Other nationalities killed in the crash included 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, eight Chinese, eight Americans, seven Britons, seven French citizens, six Egyptians, five Germans, four Indians and four people from Slovakia.

This is the first conclusive settlement by Boeing for the victims of the crash with compensations expected to be approximately Ksh.111.5 billion