EYEAFRICA TV: Jakarta, Indonesia: The United States jet manufacturer Boeing has on Wednesday settled the first batch of lawsuits with the families of the victims in the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX in Indonesia last year.
Because of the confidentiality agreement with Boeing, the lawyers of the cases could not disclose the amount of the settlements.
Some reports say that the family of each victim could get at least 1.2 million U.S. dollars in compensation, and the amount of the settlements could vary on nationality, age, marital status, income and life expectancy of victims.
On Sunday, Indonesian investigators revealed a draft report on the plane crash, saying that the design and oversight lapses are to be blamed for the crash. The final version of the investigation is expected in November.
The Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashed in Indonesia in October last year, killing all 189 people on board.
Later in March this year, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 plane also crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 people on board.
The two deadly plane crashes triggered global scrutiny and bans on operating the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.