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Commercial Airline Crashes Case History

At Wisner Baum, our aviation attorneys have extensive experience litigating commercial airline accident claims, including performing a thorough investigation and and identifying defendants and liable parties responsible for the crash in order to recover just compensation for victims and their families. Our firm has successfully litigated cases against every major airline in the United States that has been involved in a plane crash since 1985, as well as a significant number of international airlines. We believe our track record of handling major airline crash lawsuits over our many decades of practice speaks for itself. The list below contains examples of our commercial airline crashes case history.

Our Commercial Airline Crash Cases

  • TACA Airlines Flight 510 runway accident, Boeing 767-2S1ER, La Aurora International Airport Guatemala, 1993
  • Adventure Airlines accident, Cessna 402, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1992
  • TWA Flight 843 aborted takeoff runway crash, Lockheed L-1011, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, 1992
  • USAir Flight 405 runway crash, Fokker F-28, LaGuardia Airport, Flushing Bay, New York, 1992
  • USAir Flight 305 rough landing at Elmira Corning Regional Airport, DC-9-30 crash, Horseheads, New York, 1992
  • CommutAir Airlines Flight 4821 crash (USAir Express), Raytheon Beech 1900C, Saranac Lake, NY, 1992
  • Delta Airlines inflight emergency, McDonnell Douglas MD-88, Tampa to Los Angeles, 1992
  • United Airlines Flight 852 inflight turbulence, Boeing 747-100, Japan to San Francisco, 1992
  • USAir inflight emergency, Boeing 737-300, Los Angeles to Florida, 1991
  • United Airlines Flight 585 crash, Boeing 737-200, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1991
  • Tropic Air Flight 80 crash, Cessna 402B, Belize, 1991
  • USAir Flight 1493 Boeing 737-3B7 and SkyWest Airlines Flight 5569 Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner runway collision, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, 1991
  • Aeroperlas Air Flight 451 crash, De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Panama City, Panama, 1990
  • Northwest Airlines Flight 1482, DC-9-14, and Northwest Airlines Flight 299, Boeing 727, runway collision, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, Michigan, 1990
  • United Airlines Flight 232 crash landing, DC-10, Sioux Gateway Airport, Sioux City, Iowa, 1989
  • Grand Canyon Airlines Flight 5 tour accident, de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300, Phoenix, Arizona, 1989
  • Continental Express Flight 2286 crash, Fairchild Metro lll, Durango, Colorado, 1988
  • Delta Airlines Flight 1141 runway crash, Boeing 727-232, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas, 1988
  • Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crash, DC-9-82, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, Michigan, 1987
  • Cerritos mid-air collision between Aeromexico Flight 498 and Piper PA 28-181, Cerritos, California, 1986*
  • Arrow Air Flight 1285 (101st Airborne Division) accident, DC-8-63CF, Gander, Newfoundland, 1985
  • Comair Flight 444, Piper Navajo, Covington, Kentucky, 1979*
  • Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182, Boeing 727-214, and Cessna 172 mid-air collision, San Diego, California, 1978*
  • British European Airways Flight 548, Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C, near Staines, England, 1972*

Let Us Put Our Experience to Work for You. Contact Our Attorneys Today.

If an airline crash has had a serious impact on your family, contact us online or call (855) 948-5098. Our lawyers handle both domestic and international cases.

Our Case Results

  • $10 Million Settlement A Major Foreign Plane Crash

    Wisner Baum obtained a $10 million settlement for the death of a passenger in a major foreign plane crash.

  • $14 Million Settlement A Major US Plane Crash

    Wisner Baum obtained a $14 million settlement for the death of a passenger in a major US plane crash.

  • $17.5 Million Settlement A Major US Plane Crash

    Wisner Baum obtained a $17.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who was killed in a major U.S. plane crash.

  • $10 Million Settlement Celexa-Lexapro Pediatric Class Action

    $10 million pediatric class action re false promotion of Celexa and Lexapro. Babies born to women who have used Lexapro and other similar medications such as Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, and Symbyax are at an increased risk for birth defects.

  • $8.5 Million Verdict Commercial Truck Accident

    Wisner Baum secured a $8.5 million wrongful death verdict against the food industry company, Tyson Foods, for the wrongful death of a young man.

  • $28 Million Settlement Defective Drug Class Action

    $28 million Paxil defective drug class action. A class action has been brought in the US territory of Puerto Rico against UK-based drug major GlaxoSmithKline.

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    "I Can’t Imagine a Better Law Firm"

    Multiple lawyers recommended Wisner Baum to me and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work.

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    Wisner Baum are not only amazing attorneys but more importantly, they are activists. They are about changing the systems which got us into trouble in the first place. They understand their role in the process of making change.

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    "Top Legal Minds in the Country"

    The Wisner Baum firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.

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