The family and husband of Norwegian foreign aid worker Karoline Aadland are joining a class-action lawsuit against US aircraft producer Boeing, after one of its 737 MAX jets crashed in Ethiopia last spring. The 28-year-old Aadland was among the 157 on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight who were killed.
“They must be held responsible,” Aadland’s father, Knut Aadland, told state broadcaster NRK. He’s among the family members of 25 of the victims from 11 different countries who are suing Boeing. “It’s an important principle,” Aadland said. “We want to see legal action brought against those responsible.”
His daughter was on assignment for the Norwegian Red Cross and on her way to Nairobi when the Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The aircraft was of the same type that also crashed in Indonesia last October, killing all on board. Boeing officials admitted in June to errors with the aircraft, and all similar Boeing 737 MAX jets have since been grounded.