On the 28th of October 2018, a Boeing 737 max 8 operated by the Indonesian company Lion Air crashed into the sea shortly after take-off on a scheduled flight from Jakarta to Bangka Island, killing all 189 persons on board.
The pilot in command had asked clearance to come back to Jakarta because the plane repeatedly and automatically dived with harsh possibility for the pilots to counter these maneuvers.
The preliminary report seems to demonstrate that the automatic flight control commanded the maneuvers which have been designed to avoid a stall, but in fact this automatic control led to the crash.
MARTIN-CHICO GROUP members and their US partner Edward MONTOYA visited the Indonesian families in order to share with them about their rights and the possible actions to file against the responsible parties, among which the manufacturer Boeing.
Our group is helped by a range of safety aviation experts to determine the exact causes of the crash, beyond what is released by the official investigators. Pursuant to Annex 13 of the Chicago Convention the airline company and the manufacturer are contributing and participating to the investigation, but the families are not part of it..