One hundred and forty-nine passengers and eight crew members were killed March 10, 2019 when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed within minutes of takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The plane, a new Boeing 737 MAX 8, was en route to Nairobi, Kenya, and carrying passengers of 35 different nationalities, including 22 UN staff members and eight Americans.
The crash was the second in roughly six months involving Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 fleet, one the manufacturer’s latest models. The previous crash, Indonesian Lion Air Flight JT 610, occurred in October 2018 and claimed the lives of 189 passengers and crew members.
Motley Rice aviation attorneys have experience investigating plane disasters involving international commercial airlines, and have represented families of passengers when mechanical failures and other issues that were found to be at fault. For more information, contact attorney Mary Schiavo at +1 843.216.9138 or firstname.lastname@example.org or attorney Jim Brauchle at +1 843.216.9243 or email@example.com.
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