Washington sources reported that Garima Sethi, the widow of Indian pilot on Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea in October claiming 189 lives, has accused Boeing of “playing with lives” and said the second Ethiopian Airline crash involving the same model could have been prevented if appeals to ground the 737 Max 8 fleet were given more weight by the airline and others.
Accordingly Sethi, wife of 31 year old Bhavye Suneja, told the Washington Post that January wasn’t the first time when she pleaded with Lion Air and Indonesian authorities to ground the model which was later blamed for the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on March 10. Meanwhile she said that Lion Air officials told her in January two months before the Ethiopia crash that they needed more information on the Boeing model to take such a step. In addition, the officials told Garima Sethi that Boeing had reassured them that the aircraft was safe.
Moreover Sethi, 31, said that a second crash of a Boeing Max jet in Ethiopia could have been prevented if the appeals by the victims’ families were given more weight by Lion Air and others. Furthermore when talking about the Ethiopia crash, Sethi said “It was altogether the same story and she don’t have any words.” Apparently a spokesman for Lion Air and Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee declined to comment on Sethi’s views.