Two years after the bloody and “terrorized” airplane crash, most of the Families of passengers killed on flight MH17 he settled damages with the Malaysia Airlines, according to an attorney representing some families of the victims.
According to Atty. Veera Mewa, lawyer of some families, the airline has settled with 170 families of victims following series of negotiations.
MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Malaysia when it was shot down last July 17, 2014, in the Ukrainian territory managed by pro-Russian separatists. All 298 passengers and crew on board died in the said crash.
Mewa told in a CNN interview, families of 170 MH17 victims reached the deal with the airline for an undisclosed amount. The lawyer refuses to disclose the details, citing a confidentiality agreement between two parties.
He also said that the lawyers representing smaller group of families are still in the middle of talk with Malaysia Airlines over a compensation claims.
In a statement, the airline said it will not be commenting on matters of compensation because of the confidentiality clauses between the parties, only relevant families members and legal advisers can do so.
The MH17 carrier went down in heavily militarized area of Eastern Ukraine. Several Western nations including USA and the Ukrainian government have accused pro-Russian rebels operating in the region of shooting down the plane using missile.
The Russian government and the rebel leaders repeatedly denied the allegations.
Four months prior the MH17 crash, another plane of the same airline disappeared without a trace on March 8, 2014, during a flight of MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board.
The Authorities are still searching the Indian ocean for the said aircraft.