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American Airlines Crashes

American Airlines Crashes

Experienced Aviation Accident Litigators Based in Los Angeles

At Wisner Baum, our attorneys have extensive experience litigating commercial airline accident lawsuits and have successfully represented victims and their families in claims against every major U.S. airline involved in a plane crash since 1985, including numerous lawsuits against American Airlines. Our firm has the skills and resources to conduct in-depth investigations into plane crashes and determine liability, helping our clients obtain justice and recover damages.

Contact us today at (855) 948-5098 for more information about how we can assist you after an American Airlines crash.

A Snapshot of American Airlines, Inc.

Founded in 1930 as American Airways, Inc., American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas and is currently owned by AMR Corporation. It has major hubs in Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington, and New York. When considering fleet size, revenue, scheduled passengers carried and destinations served, American Airlines is the world’s largest airline since it merged with US Airways in 2013. As a result, American Airlines offers flight destinations throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

It has alliances with the following international airlines and is part of the Oneworld alliance:

  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • EL AL
  • Ethiad Airways
  • Finnair
  • Gulf Air
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • LAN
  • Malév
  • Mexicana
  • Qantas
  • Royal Jordan
  • US Airways (purchased by American Airlines)

American Airlines Regional Carriers

American Eagle is a group of 7 regional airlines that operate under a codeshare and service agreement with American Airlines. This includes three American Airlines Group subsidiaries and four contracted carriers. Through these agreements, the airlines operate 3,400 flights every day to 240 locations through the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Between American Airlines and its regional affiliate American Eagle, the airline operates more than 6,700 daily flights to 350 cities in more than 50 countries.

The three American Airlines Group subsidiaries:

  • Envoy Air Inc: Operates 180 aircraft on 900 daily flights to more than 150 destinations
  • Piedmont Airlines Inc: Operates daily regional flights throughout the eastern US from Charlotte and Philadelphia
  • PSA Airlines Inc: Operates approximately 150 aircraft on 700 flights to 90 destinations in the US.

The 4 contracted carriers:

  • Compass
  • Mesa
  • Republic
  • SkyWest

American Airlines Fleet

American Airlines operates a fleet that includes a mix of Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft:

  • Airbus A319-100 – 130 in service
  • Airbus A320-200 – 48 in service
  • Airbus A321-200 – 219 in service
  • Airbus A321neo – 2 in service
  • Airbus A330-200 – 15 in service
  • Airbus A300-300 – 9 in service
  • Boeing 737-800 – 304 in service
  • Boeing 737 MAX 8 – 24 (grounded until further notice)
  • Boeing 757-200 – 34 in service
  • Boeing 757-200 – 34 in service
  • Boeing 767-300ER – 22 in service
  • Boeing 777-200ER – 47 in service
  • Boeing 777-300ER – 20 in service
  • Boeing 787-8 – 20 in service
  • Boeing 787-9 – 22 in service
  • Embraer 190 – 20 in service (to be phased out by the end of 2020)
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-82 – 1 in service
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-83 – 27 in service

American Airlines Accident and Incident History

An award-winning national law firm, Wisner Baumhas handled some of the worst American Airlines accidents, including:

  • American Airlines, Flight 331, Kingston, Jamaica, December 22, 2009 (5 passengers represented)
  • American Airlines, Flight 587, Belle Harbor, NY, November 12, 2001 (11 passengers represented)
  • American Airlines, Flight 77, Washington, DC, September 11, 2001 (17 passengers represented)
  • American Airlines, Flight 11, Manhattan, NY, into the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001 (18 passengers represented)
  • American Airlines, Flight 1420, Little Rock, AR, June 1, 1999 (25 passengers represented)
  • American Airlines, Flight 965, near Cali, Colombia, December 20, 1995 (5 passengers represented)

View additional plane crash and aviation accidents handled by Wisner Baum: Commercial Airline Crashes Case History. You can also contact our Los Angeles firm at (855) 948-5098 to schedule a free consultation.

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