Family of American woman killed in Ethiopian 737 Max crash sues Boeing

4/4/2019 1:28 PM   

The family of an American woman killed when a Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner crashed in a field in Ethi­o­pia last month sued the aircraft manufacturer on Thursday, their attorneys said. They also plan to file a claim against the Federal Aviation Administration.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Chicago, where Boeing is headquartered, on behalf of the family of Samya Stumo, 24, who was on a work assignment in Africa when the Ethio­pian Airlines jet went down shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, on March 10.

Stumo, a health-care analyst with a Washington-based global health organization was among the 157 people killed in the crash — the second deadly incident involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 in a five-month period.

Earlier Thursday, Ethio­pian authorities urged Boeing to review its flight control system for the 737 Max 8, which has been grounded and come under intense scrutiny since the two crashes. A preliminary investigative report, also released Thursday, said the pilots of Flight 302 repeatedly performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing in an attempt to save the aircraft, but could not regain control.

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