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US Airways Crashes

Experienced Aviation Accident Lawyers Serving Clients Nationwide

In 2015, US Airways merged with American Airlines to become the largest airline in the world, and all prior US Airways operations are now under the American Airlines name. If you or your loved ones have suffered serious injuries or death in a crash with the former US Airways or American Airlines, we invite you to reach out to our aviation accident lawyers at Baum Hedlund. Bringing more than half a century of experience litigating some of the most complex airline accident cases, we can fully investigate the cause of your airline crash or incident and hold all responsible parties accountable.

For more information about how we can begin your legal claim, call our Los Angeles team at (855) 948-5098. We serve clients nationwide.

A Snapshot of US Airways, Inc. (Formerly USAir)

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, US Airways, Inc. operated major hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. Starting out in 1939 delivering air-mail under the name All-American Airways, US Airways steadily transformed over decades of mergers and business acquisitions until it became the fifth largest airline in the United States.

US Airways was a member of the Star Alliance network and operated flights in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe, and the Middle East. Additional code-share partners include EVA Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Royal Jordanian, TACA and Virgin Atlantic.

Regional flights were operated by United Airways Express, under code-share agreement with US Airways. US Airways Express regional carriers included Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines, Air Wisconsin Airlines, Republic Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines, Trans States Airlines, Piedmont Airlines and Colgan Airlines. In addition, US Airways Shuttle provided hourly service between Boston, Washington, DC, and New York.

US Airways (including US Airways Express and US Airways Shuttle) operated more than 3,000 daily flights, and served 155 domestic and 44 international destinations. The airline employed more than 32,000 employees and served approximately 60 million passengers each year.

US Airways Accident and Incident History

The following is a summary of the major accidents and incidents of US Airways, including those under the airline’s former name, USAir, and those involving the airline’s regional affiliate, US Airways Express:

  • US Airways Flight 1549, New York, NY, January 15, 2009
  • US Airways Express/Air Midwest Flight 5481, Charlotte, NC, January 8, 2003
  • USAir Flight 427, Aliquippa, PA, September 8, 1994
  • USAir Flight 1016, Charlotte, NC, July 2, 1994
  • USAir Flight 405, New York, NY, March 22, 1992
  • USAir rough landing, Horseheads, NY, January 18, 1992
  • CommutAir Airlines (for USAir) Flight 4821, Saranac Lake, NY, January 3, 1992
  • USAir Flight 1493/Skywest Flight 5569, Los Angeles, CA, February 2, 1991
  • USAir inflight emergency, Los Angeles to Florida, 1991
  • USAir Flight 5050, Flushing, NY, September 20, 1989
  • USAir Flight 499, Erie, PA, February 21, 1986

US Airways Cases We’ve Handled

Over the years, Baum Hedlund has handled some of the largest aviation accidents of all time, including the following crashes involving US Airways and related properties:

  • US Airways Express/Air Midwest Flight 5481 at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, NC, 2003 (2 passengers represented)
  • USAir Flight 427, Aliquippa, PA, 1994 (6 passengers represented)
  • USAir Flight 1016, Charlotte, NC, 1994 (6 passengers represented)
  • USAir Flight 405, LaGuardia Airport, NY, 1992 (3 passengers represented)
  • USAir, rough landing, Horseheads, NY, 1992 (3 passengers represented)
  • CommutAir Airlines (USAir) Flight 4821, Saranac Lake, NY, 1992 (1 passenger represented)
  • USAir Flight 1493/Skywest Flight 5569, Los Angeles, California, 1991 (14 passengers represented)
  • USAir inflight emergency, Los Angeles to Florida, 1991 (1 passenger represented)

US Airways may go by a different name today, but we can still provide skilled legal support for all people who have been affected by crashes and accidents on US Airways or American Airlines flights. To find out how we may be able to help you, contact us online or call today. Our lawyers handle both domestic and international cases.

Contact Wisner Baum at (855) 948-5098 to get started with a free consultation.

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