St. Cloud Family Suffers From 737 Max 8 Air Disaster
One of the eight Americans killed in the 737 Max 8 crash in Ethiopia was a man from St. Cloud, Minnesota, who graduated from Apollo High School in 2008. Mucaad Hussein Abdalla was one of 157 people killed aboard the ill-fated Boeing jetliner shortly after it took off from Ethiopia’s capital city en route to Kenya.
The crash is being investigated by attorneys at the Pritzker Hageman law firm in Minneapolis. Families connected to the Ethiopian Airlines crash will be pursuing claims. Aviation authorities around the globe have grounded the Max 8 for safety reasons.
“We’re investigating claims on behalf of families whose loved one died in airplane crashes,’’ said lawyer Fred Pritzker.
The death of Mr. Abdalla at age 31 is being mourned by family and community members in Stearns County. He recently married and was known to his friends and family as Siraaje. Unlocking the reason for his death and for the tragedy at large will not only improve global air safety, but it will provide the foundation for devastated families to be compensated.
The St. Cloud Times said Siraaje was known locally for his generosity, good humor, excellence in soccer, eloquence, poetry and prayer. According to other news reports in Minnesota, Siraaje was the breadwinner in his family. His mother and siblings relied on him for support.
“We’re trying to reduce some of the financial burden for them,’’ his cousin Mohamed Warfa told the Star Tribune.
737 Max 8 Lawsuit
Mr. Pritzker, who has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in wrongful death cases, said it’s only a matter of time until the 737 Max 8 investigation reveals what went wrong. Flight 302 to Nairobi was the second air disaster involving the widely used Boeing jet in six months. The New York Times reported that the Ethiopian pilot radioed for help within minutes of takeoff, desperate to return to the airport. The jetliner encountered trouble right away, the Times reported.
Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman, at the Pritzker Hageman law firm has been investigating wrongful deaths for decades. Clients have said in testimonials that the firm stops at nothing to uncover the truth. “They worked for us 100 percent and then some,’’ said the father of Abdullahi, a Twin Cities boy who drowned in a public school swimming pool. The family received a multi-million dollar settlement that was at the upper limit of the wrongdoer’s liability policy.