Lufthansa may end up paying compensation claims to the families’ victims of the Germanwings crash if the airline happens to be liable.
Experts believe the average damages payment of £100,000 won’t apply as families/relatives will ask for more to respect the 150 passengers killed in the crash.
Preliminary evidence from the airline’s 9252 cockpit recorder indicated that Mr. Lubitz locked himself in the cockpit and had the pilot reprogrammed to bring the plane from 36,000 feet all the way to 96 feet off the ground.
The amount the airline will end up paying will depend on the filed claims.
Lufthansa may deal with higher claims if it so happens the breadwinner of the family was killed in the crash. Survivors can easily sue them for years for lost income.
Experts believe Lufthansa may end up settling with the families/relatives of victims to prevent the case from going to court.
The airliner is immediately providing 50,000 euros for every passenger who died. Such payment is completely separate from the actual compensation.