Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Help for Victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Crash

On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed just six minutes after take-off while en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 passengers and crew members. Flight 302 was a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, making it the second major fatal crash for that type of aircraft in just six months. On October 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610, also a Boeing 737 Max 8, crashed off the coast of Indonesia and 189 people were killed.

Though the investigation is still in its early stages, international and domestic aviation investigators are slowly beginning to piece together what may have happened during the short-lived flight. Early reports suggest that various parties may be responsible for the crash and losses suffered by the victims and their families. All 737 Max series 8 aircraft have been grounded globally, and aviation authorities around the world are awaiting for a comprehensive evaluation of its airworthiness before allowing the operation of such aircraft to continue. We send our condolences and prayers to all who have been impacted by the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 disaster — families, friends, and affected communities.

Learn About Your Legal Rights and Options Today

After a major aviation accident like Ethiopian Flight 302, surviving family members often find their pain and anxieties are further exacerbated by the uncertainty surrounding the disaster. It is very important that you seek the guidance of a team of attorneys who are familiar with the process and have a long history of handling complex aviation disaster claims. Since our founding in 1967, we have been advocating on behalf of victims and their families from over 100 crashes around the world — these include many landmark cases that have led to fundamental changes and improvements in the aviation industry.

Steven C. Marks and the attorneys at Podhurst Orseck have served as lead counsel, appointed court counsel and/or counsel representing victims and families in a number of major airline crashes over the past 30 years. Steve’s experience includes representing the victims and families of the recent Lion Air Flight 610 crash; Metrojet Flt. 9268, Germanwings Flt. 9525; Malaysian Airlines, Flt. MH370 and many others. We understand that these are difficult times for the victims of these disasters and we are committed to helping the victims secure the representation and assistance they need. Visit our Resources for Families page for a list of support organizations, government agencies, safety data, and applicable international law. We also maintain a News page so that visitors can stay up-to-date on the latest developments relating to the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 disaster.

The Podhurst Orseck attorneys are actively monitoring the investigations as to what caused Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Flight 302 to crash and are representing families of the passengers. Please see below the latest news about the investigations and check back frequently for updates.

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