American Airlines Flight 1420 — On June 1, 1999, American Airlines Flight 1420 overran the runway at Little Rock, Arkansas during a thunderstorm and crashed. Failure to acknowledge and respond to wind shear alerts as well as pilot error contributed to the crash. The airport was also cited for failure to comply with airport safety standards. Ten passengers and the pilot perished in the crash. The crash also caused serious injury to 45 other people aboard the plane, including the copilot. Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C. represented 25 passengers in personal injury and wrongful death litigation arising out of this crash of American Airlines.
A Snapshot of American Airlines, Inc.
American Airlines, Inc. is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. AMR Corporation is its parent company. The world’s second largest airline, American Airlines operates major hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Miami, and St. Louis. The airline was founded in 1930 as American Airways, Inc., which was renamed American Airlines, Inc. in 1934.
American Airlines offers flight destinations in North America, Central America, South America, Asia, and Europe. It has alliances with the following international airlines: 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 and Royal Jordan. Their U.S. alliances include Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection and Hawaiian Airlines. Their regional affiliates include American Eagle (including Executive Airlines) and AmericanConnection (operated by Chautauqua Airlines).
American Airlines and its regional affiliates, American Eagle and AmericanConnection, operate more than 6,700 daily flights, serving 336 cities in more than 50 countries. American Airlines employs more than 113,000 employees worldwide.
American Airlines Accident and Incident History
The following is a summary of the major accidents and incidents of American Airlines, including those involving American Eagle and AmericanConnection:
American Airlines, Flight 331, Kingston, Jamaica, December 22, 2009
American Eagle, Flight 5401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 9, 2004
American Airlines, Flight 587, Belle Harbor, NY, November 12, 2001
American Airlines, Flight 77, Washington, DC, September 11, 2001
American Airlines, Flight 11, into the World Trade Center, NY, September 11, 2001
American Airlines, Flight 1420, Little Rock, AR, June 1, 1999
American Airlines, Flight 1340, Chicago, IL, February 9, 1998
American Airlines, Flight 965, near Cali, Colombia, December 20, 1995
American Eagle, Flight 4184, Roselawn, IN, October 31, 1994
American Eagle, Flight 3379, Morrisville, NC, December 13, 1994
American Airlines, Flight 102, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, April 14, 1993
American Airlines, Flight 70, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, May 21, 1988
American Eagle, Flight 3378, Cary, NC, February 19, 1988
American Airlines, Flight 191, Chicago, IL, May 25, 1979
American Airlines, Flight 625, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, April 27, 1976
American Airlines, Flight 383, Covington, KY, November 8, 1965
American Airlines, Flight 1, Jamaica, NY, March 1, 1962
American Airlines, Flight 320, Flushing, NY, February 3, 1959
American Airlines, Flight 476, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, August 4, 1955
American Airlines, Flight 711, Springfield, MS, March 20, 1955
American Airlines, Flight 723, Albany, NY, September 16, 1953
American Airlines, Flight 6780, Elizabeth, NJ, January 22, 1952
American Airlines Accidents and Incidents Handled by Baum Hedlund:
An AV* rated law firm, Baum Hedlund has handled some of the worst American Airlines accidents, including:
American Airlines, Flight 331, Kingston, Jamaica, December 22, 2009 (3 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 (17 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)
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