Boeing to Pay $100 Million to Families and Communities Impacted by Deadly 737 Plane Crashes

FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing’s fastest-selling airplane, is displayed during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing says it’s providing $100 million over several years to help families and communities affected by two crashes of its 737 Max plane that killed 346 people. The company said Wednesday, July 3, 2019, that some of the money will go toward living expenses and to cover hardship suffered by the families of dead passengers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Airplane manufacturer Boeing on Wednesday said it will pay $100 million to families and communities impacted by two recent, deadly crashes of the company’s 737 Max planes.

The airline will donate the money to local governments and nonprofit organizations to then give to families impacted by the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashes.

The money may be used for education, hardship and living expenses, officials said.

Boeing will pay out the sum over several years, the company said. Recipients do not have to waive their right to take legal action over the tragedy, CNN reported.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Ben Feuerherd