United Airlines Crashes
Los Angeles Attorneys Representing United Airlines Passengers
On July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 encountered engine failure that caused all three of the plane’s hydraulic control systems to fail. An emergency landing was attempted at the airport in Sioux City, Iowa. Lack of functioning controls of the DC-10 resulted in a crash landing, igniting the plane upon initial impact. Of the 296 people aboard, 111 died in the crash as a result of smoke inhalation and/or fatal impact injuries.
Wisner Baum represented 11 passengers in personal injury and wrongful death litigation involving Flight 232. As experienced aviation accident attorneys based out of Los Angeles, our team can represent you and your family if you suffer serious losses in a United Airlines crash.
A Snapshot of United Airlines
United Air Lines, Inc., (also known as United Airlines) is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and operates major hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Washington, DC, and Chicago. The airline’s beginnings can be traced to Varney Airlines air mail service in the 1920s. The airline was purchased by Boeing Air Transport in 1927, later changing its name to United Aircraft and Transport Corp. (UATC). United Airlines was formed in 1931 to manage the subsidiaries of UATC.
In 2010, United Airlines acquired Continental Airlines. All previous Continental flights now operate under the United Airlines name.
A member of the Star Alliance network, United Airlines offers flight destinations across North America, Central America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The airline has U.S. alliances with United Express, Great Lakes Aviation, Gulfstream International Airlines, Island Air and Mokulele Airlines. International affiliates include Grupo TACA, Tam Airlines, Virgin Blue and Bulgaria Air. Regional flights are marketed as United Express under a code-share agreement with United Airlines. United Express is operated by Chautauqua Airlines, Colgan Air, GoJet Airlines, Mesa Airlines, Shuttle America, Skywest Airlines and Trans States Airlines.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 3,300 daily flights and serve more than 300 domestic and international destinations. United employs over 80,000 employees in the U.S. and worldwide.
United Airlines Accident and Incident History
The following is a summary of the major accidents and incidents of United Airlines, including those involving United Express:
- United Airlines Flight 1028, Dive over Nevada, January 21, 2008
- United Airlines Flight 93, near Shanksville, PA, September 11, 2001
- United Airlines Flight 175, into World Trade Center, NY, September 11, 2001
- United Airlines Flight 81, inflight mishap, LaGuardia to Los Angeles, 1998
- United Express Flight 5925, Quincy, IL, November 19, 1996
- United Airlines Flight 852, inflight turbulence, Japan to San Francisco, 1992
- United Airlines Flight 585, Colorado Springs, CO, March 3, 1991
- United Express Flight 2415, Pasco, WA, December 26, 1989
- United Airlines Flight 232, Sioux City, IA, July 19, 1989
- United Airlines Flight 811, Pacific Ocean, February 24, 1989
- United Airlines Flight 173, Portland, OR, December 28, 1978
- United Airlines Flight 553, Chicago, IL, December 8, 1972
- United Airlines Flight 266, Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1969
- United Airlines Flight 227, Salt Lake City, UT, November 11, 1965
- United Airlines Flight 389, Chicago, IL, August 16, 1965
- United Airlines Flight 823, Parrottsville, TN, July 9, 1964
- United Airlines Flight 297, Elliot, MD, November 23, 1962
- United Airlines Flight 859, Denver, CO, July 11, 1961
- United Airlines Flight 826, Brooklyn, NY, December 16, 1960
- United Airlines Flight 736, Sloan, NV, April 21, 1958
- United Airlines Flight 718, Grand Canyon, AZ, June 30, 1956
- United Airlines Flight 629, Longmont, CO, November 1, 1955
- United Airlines, Flight 409, Centennial, WY, October 6, 1955
- United Airlines, Flight 16, Denver, CO, December 4, 1951
- United Airlines, Flight 615, Decoto, CA, August 24, 1951
- United Airlines, Flight 610, Ft. Collins, CO, June 30, 1951
- United Airlines, Flight 129, Fort Wayne, IN, April 28, 1951
United Airlines Accidents and Incidents Handled by Wisner Baum:
Wisner Baum has handled some of the largest and worst air tragedies in history, including the following accidents involving United Airlines:
- United Airlines Flight 967, In-flight turbulence incident (2010)
- United Airlines Flight 1028, Dive over Nevada, January 21, 2008 (1 passenger represented)
- United Airlines Flight 93, near Shanksville, PA, September 11, 2001 (12 passengers represented)
- United Airlines Flight 175, into World Trade Center, NY, September 11, 2001 (13 passengers represented)
- United Airlines Flight 81, inflight mishap, LaGuardia to Los Angeles, 1998 (1 passenger represented)
- United Express Flight 5925, Quincy, IL, November 19, 1996 (1 passenger represented)
- United Airlines Flight 852, inflight turbulence, Japan to San Francisco, 1992 (2 passengers represented)
- United Airlines Flight 585, Colorado Springs, CO, March 3, 1991 (2 passengers represented)
- United Airlines Flight 232, Sioux City, IA, July 19, 1989 (11 passengers represented)
Aviation accidents are incredibly complex, so when you need to seek compensation for your losses, it’s important to receive the assistance of a lawyer who has experience in this area. At Wisner Baum, our attorneys have won over $4 billion for injury victims nationwide and half a billion just for high-profile plane accident cases. From the minute you hire our team, we will relentlessly pursue a fair outcome for you and your family.
$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.
$12 Million Settlement Helicopter Crash
Wisner Baum secured a $12 million settlement for a passenger who was injured in a helicopter crash.
$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.
$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.
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