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Lion Air & Boeing in Billion Dollar Battle After Fatal Plane Crash
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Lion Air & Boeing in Billion Dollar Battle After Fatal Plane Crash

Lion Air head threatens to pull all orders from Boeing

TLME News Service

A feud has erupted between aircraft designer Boeing and Lion Air over a tragic crash that killed 189 people in Indonesia in October, 2018, according to reports.

The crash took place on the 28th of October, 2018, after a Boeing built plane charted by Lion Air, took off from Jakarta and crashed into the sea after 15 minutes of flight time.

All 189 passengers on board were killed.

The head of Lion Air, Rusdi Kirana, has since threatened to cancel billions of dollars worth of order to Boeing for what it claims is Boeing’s unfair reaction to the crash.

Kirana said: “I was in a tough situation and they [Boeing] decided to beat me up. They have been behaving unethically, they have been acting immorally in this relationship, so we just go our separate ways.”

Boeing has not commented directly on Kirana’s accusations, but has said: “Lion Air is a valued customer and we are supporting them through this difficult time.”

Boeing also added that it was complying with all investigations into the crash.