Boeing Settles About Half Of Lion Air Crash Lawsuits

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Boeing Settles About Half Of Lion Air Crash Lawsuits
Boeing still faces dozens of additional lawsuits related to a second 737 Max crash that happened just months later in Ethiopia.
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Boeing's reportedly settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the 2018 Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia that left 189 people dead. 

A spokesman for Boeing said on Friday the company had settled 63 cases out of the nearly 118 claims related to the crash. He didn't reveal the terms of the settlements.

Many of the lawsuits say Boeing didn't properly explain a new flight-control system system to pilots before the crash. That system pushed the nose of the plane down repeatedly before it crashed soon after taking off.

In congressional hearings last month, Boeing's CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the company had "made mistakes and got some things wrong." He also apologized to the families of the victims.

Boeing still faces dozens of additional lawsuits related to a second 737 Max crash that happened just months later in Ethiopia. That crash killed 157 people. The 737 Max has since been grounded worldwide.