first_imgThe families of Canadians killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month have launched a lawsuit against plane maker Boeing.Lawyers in Chicago have filed the suit on behalf of a Brampton, Ont., family that lost six members and a man who lost his Hamilton-based wife and three young children.This is Hiral Vaidya, who lost six family members in the March 11th crash. They were off to Kenya for a safari vacation when the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff @NEWS1130— Kurtis Doering (@KDnewsguy) April 29, 2019Paul Njodoge of Hamilton lost his wife and three children when the 737 MAX 8 went down six minutes after takeoff.“Those six minutes will forever be embedded in my mind,” he said through tears. “I was not there to help them. I couldn’t save them. It was up to Boeing and the others in charge to save them. We plead for a safe flight.”All 157 people on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were killed when the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed on March 10.Lawyers for the families behind the lawsuit allege Boeing was blinded by greed as it rushed its 737 Max 8 jets to market, claiming the company put profits over safety.“My wife and I had many plans for our family,” Njodoge said. “To see our children lead fulfilling and successful lives. But instead, I’m left with nothing, without a home. Because I have no home to go to.”The families have also filed a claim against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, alleging the regulator enabled the plane’s rush to market.The allegations have not been proven in court.last_img read more