A victim’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against aircraft manufacturing giant, Boeing.
The victim, Mucaad Hussein Abdalla from St Cloud Minnesota, died when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed last month. Boeing is the manufacturer of the 737 Max aircraft which Ethiopian Airlines was operating.
The lawsuit was filed on Monday, April 8th, in a federal court in Chicago, which is where Boeing is based. The suit was lodged on behalf of the Abdalla’s family and is the latest complaint in a growing number of claims against Boeing. This comes in the wake of two 737 Max crashes within six months.
"We miss him dearly," said Abdalla's brother, Hassan Abdi. "He had a long life ahead of him and he was taken away from us too soon."
The suit alleges that Boeing knew, or had reason to suspect, that there was possibly a problem associated with the new, automated anti-stall system known as MCAS. The complaint alleges that Boeing "actively concealed" the nature of these defects.
While Boeing has declined to comment on the latest lawsuit, the company has said it will cooperate fully with the investigation.
According to AP, Boeing has extended its "heartfelt condolences and sympathies" to the families and loved ones of victims who died in the crashes.