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The Boeing logo is seen on the side of a Boeing 737 MAX. Image Credit: Reuters

San Francisco: The US Justice Department on Tuesday said Boeing can be prosecuted for two subsequent 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people approximately five years ago.

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Boeing breached obligations under an agreement that had shielded it against legal proceedings for the accidents, department officials said in a letter to a federal court in Texas.

Boeing told AFP "we believe that we have honored the terms of that agreement" and that it plans to defend itself.