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Jakarta Post

Boeing allocates $50 million in 'near-term' relief for 737 MAX victims' families

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 13, 2019   /  05:34 pm
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Nadia Milleron, the mother of Samya Stumo who was killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, weeps before an aviation subcommittee hearing on “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives,” at the Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday.(AFP/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)

United States aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. has allocated US$50 million as "near-term financial assistance" for the bereaved families of those who died in 737-8 Max aircraft accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia, the Indonesian Embassy in Washington confirmed on Tuesday. The embassy dispatched an official to verify the announcement that Boeing issued last month, and said the $50 million would be disbursed to the next of kin of a total of 346 victims who died in Lion Air flight 610 last year and Ethiopian Air flight 302 earlier this year. Of that figure, 189 victims are from Indonesia. The next of kin of each victim is expected to receive $145,000 in compensation outside of the ongoing litigation process. The embassy would continue to communicate with Boeing's attorneys to provide the most up-to-date information on the administering of funds, it said. Indonesian...