Lawsuit filed in Ethiopian Airlines crash by family of victim

The first lawsuit stemming from the Ethiopian Airlines crash was filed in Chicago on Thursday by the family of Samyo Stumo, 24, who was killed in the disaster.
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Transcript for Lawsuit filed in Ethiopian Airlines crash by family of victim
Today a BF for the family of Jimmy we have filed the complaint in the United States district court for the northern district of old boy you're Chicago. As defendants we have named the Boeing company. Whose corporate offices are just a couple blocks from here. Ethiopian airlines and their related entities. In Rosemont aerospace incorporated. In addition we have filed what is known as a federal work claimed today against the Federal Aviation Administration commonly known as the FAA. Under federal law you cannot initially filed lawsuit. Against the FAA. You have to make what's known as a claim against them. Are we have filed their claim they have a certain period of time six months to either accept the claim rejected claim. But until that time frame is done we cannot file suit. Against them. So that process has started what brings this here is Ethiopian airline flight 302. In international flight between artists. Ethiopia to Nairobi Kenya a march 10 2019. Aircraft took off in about 830 local time. In it about. Within a minute of the flight. Not much more than a thousand feet above ground level the pilot reported a flight control problem and the question of permission to return to the airport. Because of this clear product defects. In the Boeing 37 mix eight aircraft. Unfortunately all 157 people on board including the crew passed away. 149 passengers on the worker from 35 different. Nationalities and countries including eight for from the United States and eighteen from Canada. The case you brought today is against Boeing that manufacture the aircraft. Who's responsible. For making sure that this aircraft was safe for flight. It was now. This was a brand new aircraft delivered to Ethiopian airlines a November 15. Of 2015. A four month old aircraft. If this was an international flight. Between countries and are parties to the Montreal convention. The rights of the parties against Ethiopian airlines are governed by the Montreal convention of 1999. Of the faulty sensor. That precipitated this event was manufactured by Rosemont aerospace. As stated we have brought a claim against the FAA they were responsible for ensuring to the American public and to the world that the aircraft. That was going to be flying that aircraft was safe for flight it is pretty clear they failed in that regard. Unfortunately. The FAA delegated much of its responsibility. In making sure the component part. In this case the Munich MCA yes the maneuvering characteristic. Augmentation system was say they delegated that responsibility. To the manufacturer Boeing. Who had another motive of getting those aircraft out. For sale. They shouldn't out of delegated that responsibility or marked for sparks ability to Boeing. And should have made your old independent determination that the system was safe. Any aero space design engineer. We'll tell you that redundancy. Of systems. Is crucial. In the design of an aircraft. No single failure of the system. We're part sources but yep in this case should cause the plane crash in everybody perish.

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