One year ago, on October 29, 2018, Lion Air flight JT610 crashed in the Java Sea after 13 minutes of flight time, killing all 189 passengers and crew members.
We pay them a heartfelt tribute and join our thoughts and grief to their families and loved ones.
The final investigation report into this accident, which was released last week, points to Boeing’s failure to properly design the 737 Max, and its certification by the FAA. These failures are also documented in other reports, such as the NTSB and JATR reports released last month.
Did Boeing’s and the FAA’s response to this first crash suffer from the same failures?
We believe that the Boeing 737 Max should have been grounded soon after that first accident.
Shortly after this first crash, Boeing was delivering the 737 Max to Ethiopian Airlines, which crashed on March 10, killing all 157 people on board. This accident was preventable, just like the first one.
Therefore, the association Flight ET302 – Solidarité et Justice is strongly fighting for the truth to be established, responsibilities to be determined and justice to be done.