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Lion Air: Boeing sued for ‘dangerous’

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

A lawsuit filed here blamed Boeing on a Lion Air crash off the coast of Indonesia that killed all passengers inside, claiming the manufacturer was “unreliable and dangerous”, a general law firm of the United States stated yesterday.

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The lawsuit, filed last Monday in the US West Midwest city, claimed that the two-month-old aircraft security system was installed improperly and pilots were not adequately directed by aircraft manufacturers how to react.

Flight JT 610 Lion Air disappeared from a 13-minute radar after departing from Jakarta on October 29, plunging into the Java Sea on the northern coast of Indonesia and sacrificing all 189 passengers on board.

About 30 casualty victims filed a lawsuit against Boeing, claiming a new model error 737 MAX was the cause of death.

The suit is filed on behalf of passenger family Sudibyo Onggo Wardoyo, 40, from Jakarta, Indonesia.

“Not only does Boeing put a detector that provides inaccurate data, it also failed to provide enough command to aircraft pilots.

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“It’s like Boeing closes the eyes and then ties the hands of the pilot for the first time,” said family lawyer Thomas Demetrio in a statement.

Early reporting of the crash from a transport security agency said the pilot was struggling to control the anti-stationary system before the crash.

Boeing responded to the November report by pointing to the pilot’s action and claiming that an early flight of the aircraft had ended safely when the pilot managed to address the data detector error.

“The 737 MAX aircraft as safe as the other aircraft flying in the air. Boeing takes every step to fully understand all aspects of the crash, “the manufacturer said in a statement.

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
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