Call for the Arrest of Boeing Executives on Manslaughter Charges

In light of the tragic crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which collectively claimed the lives of 346 innocent passengers and crew members, we, the undersigned, demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of Boeing executives for manslaughter. The decisions and actions taken by these individuals demonstrate a reckless disregard for human life, prioritizing profit over safety, and they must be held accountable under the law. Additionally, we call for severe asset forfeiture penalties to ensure that these executives do not profit from their negligent and harmful actions.

Evidence of Negligence and Misconduct

  1. Design Flaws in the Boeing 737 MAX:

    • The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) was introduced without adequate redundancy or proper pilot training, creating a critical safety hazard.

    • Boeing failed to disclose crucial information about MCAS to pilots and regulatory authorities, significantly contributing to the crashes.

  2. Internal Communications and Documents:

    • Internal emails and documents have revealed that Boeing employees were aware of safety issues with the 737 MAX but chose to downplay or ignore them to expedite certification and sales.

    • Statements such as "this airplane is designed by clowns, who in turn are supervised by monkeys" reflect a troubling culture of negligence and disregard for safety within the company.

  3. Regulatory Manipulation and Influence:

    • Boeing exerted undue influence on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fast-track the certification process of the 737 MAX, compromising the integrity of safety assessments.

    • The close relationship between Boeing and FAA officials raises serious concerns about regulatory capture and the effectiveness of oversight mechanisms.

Under U.S. law, manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought. It can be categorized as either voluntary or involuntary, with the latter encompassing deaths resulting from reckless or negligent actions. The evidence suggests that Boeing executives, through their decisions and actions, exhibited a reckless disregard for the foreseeable risks posed by the 737 MAX, directly leading to the loss of 346 lives.

Demand for Accountability

  1. Arrest and Prosecution:

    • We call for the immediate arrest of key Boeing executives involved in the decision-making processes related to the design, certification, and marketing of the 737 MAX.

    • These individuals should face charges of manslaughter and be subject to a fair and transparent trial.

  2. Asset Forfeiture Penalties:

    • To ensure justice and prevent unjust enrichment, we demand that Boeing executives face severe asset forfeiture penalties. Their personal assets, including financial holdings, real estate, and other valuable property, should be seized to compensate the victims' families and cover legal costs.

    • Asset forfeiture serves as a deterrent to future corporate negligence by holding executives financially accountable for their actions.

  3. Corporate Accountability:

    • Beyond individual prosecutions, Boeing as a corporation must be held accountable for its systemic failures. This includes substantial fines, stricter regulatory oversight, and mandatory reforms to its safety and compliance protocols.

  4. Support for Victims' Families:

    • Boeing must provide full compensation and ongoing support to the families of the victims. This includes financial restitution, psychological counseling, and public acknowledgment of their loss and suffering.


The tragedies of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were not mere accidents but preventable disasters resulting from a culture of negligence and profit-driven decision-making within Boeing. Justice demands that those responsible face the full consequences of their actions. By prosecuting Boeing executives for manslaughter and imposing asset forfeiture penalties, we can honor the memory of the victims, restore public trust in aviation safety, and ensure that such a tragedy never occurs again.

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