Parents of Lion Air Crash Victim Sue Boeing Over 737 MAX Design

Kenny Grant
November 18, 2018

During an interview with FOX Business this week, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the 737 Max jets are safe and denied that the company withheld any information.

The lawsuit was lodged in Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, the United State on November 14, a lawyer at Colson Hicks Eidson & BartlettChen LLC Law Firm Curtis Miner said in the statement released on Thursday.

Pratama's father has filed a U.S. lawsuit against Boeing, alleging it did not adequately warn Lion Air or its pilots of an unsafe design condition.

The issue was discovered through the investigation into the Lion Air crash.

Boeing made modifications to the anti-stall system without informing air carriers and their crews, according to the Allied Pilots Association.

Lion Air flight JT633 reportedly crashed into a pole at the Bengkulu-Fatmawati Soekarno Airport, Indonesia last week as it was about to take off for Jakarta.

Questions have swirled about Boeing's alleged failure to tell airlines and pilots about changes to an anti-stall system that is being investigated for its possible links to the crash.

Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued guidance on the system last week after a Lion Air jet crashed in Indonesia on October 29, killing all 189 people on board.

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Lion Air says it followed a training regime approved by USA and European regulators.

This is because pilots' working environment and philosophy remain unchanged, he said, adding that the 737-MAX had only two sensors and not three, like its rival Airbus A320.

SCHAPER: Boeing does not acknowledge any such omission of critical safety information from its 737 MAX training manuals. One of the airlines pilot died on board a flight in the USA yesterday (October 5, 2015).

He added, "We are confident in the safety of the 737 MAX". "Safety remains our top priority and is a core value for everyone at Boeing".

"Hopefully, this can unveil the mystery behind the plane crash", Indonesia's transportation safety committee chief Soerjanto Tjahjono told a news conference at Jakarta's main port after receiving the device, known as a black box.

While we can't discuss specifics of an on-going investigation, we have provided two updates for our operators around the world that re-emphasize existing procedures for these situations.

An American pilot who also requested anonymity said the plane ideally should require more than one sensor to display a stall before reacting.

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