Weeks after the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia on October 29, 2018, families of the deceased were told by employees of the airline to sign a form to receive compensation for their losses. To receive payment, signers had to agree to not pursue legal action against Lion Air, it’s financial backers and insurers, or Boeing – the manufacturer of the plane.
At a hotel conference room, families of the victims of the Lion Air airplane accident were presented with an opportunity for government-mandated compensation for loss of life in an aviation accident. Families were eligible to receive 1.3 billion rupiahs, which is equivalent to $91,600.
While the amount is significant for families who lost breadwinners, have to pay bills, and have children in school, they were only offered the minimum of what they were entitled to receive under Indonesian law.