Commercial Airline Crashes Case History

commercial airline crashes

At Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, 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 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

Delta Airlines Flight 89, Boeing 777, Fuel Dump over Cudahy, California, 2020

JetBlue Flight 2276 Inflight Engine Explosion, Airbus A320, from San Juan Puerto Rico to Connecticut, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crash, Boeing 737 Max 8, near Bishoftu, Ethiopia, 2019

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 inflight emergency, Boeing 737-7H4, Queens, New York to Dallas, Texas, 2018

Germanwings Flight 9525 crash, Airbus A320-211, French Alps, 2015

JetBlue Flight 1416 inflight emergency, Airbus A320, Long Beach, California to Austin, Texas, 2014

Asiana Airlines Flight OZ214 runway crash, Boeing 777, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, 2013

Southwest Airlines Flight 812 inflight fuselage skin peel, Boeing 737, over Yuma, Arizona, 2011

JetBlue Flight 262 hard landing, Airbus A320, Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento, California, 2010

United Airlines Flight 967 inflight turbulence, Boeing 777-200, from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, 2010

American Airlines Flight 331 runway accident, Boeing 737-800, Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica, 2009

Continental Connection Flight 3407/Colgan Air, Bombardier Dash-8 Q400, Clarence Center, New York, 2009

Continental Airlines Flight 1404 runway accident, Boeing 737-524, Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado, 2008

TACA Airlines Flight 390 runway accident, Airbus 320, Toncontin International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2008

United Airlines Flight 1028 dive, McDonnell Douglas DC10, over Nevada, 2008

Comair Flight 5191 runway crash, Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 100ER, Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, Kentucky, 2006

Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 runway accident, Boeing 737-7H4, Midway International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, 2005

Air Midwest Flight 5481 crash (US Airways Express), Beechcraft 1900D, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, North Carolina, 2003

American Airlines Flight 587 crash, Airbus A300, Belle Harbor (Queens), New York, 2001

American Airlines Flight 11 hijacking and crash, Boeing 767, into the World Trade Center, New York, 2001

United Airlines Flight 175 hijacking and crash, Boeing 767-222, into the World Trade Center, New York, 2001

American Airlines Flight 77 hijacking and crash, Boeing 757-223, into the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, 2001

United Airlines Flight 93 hijacking and crash, Boeing 757-222, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 2001

Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686 – SAS (previously Scandinavian Airlines Systems) collision, McDonnell Douglas MD-87 and Cessna Citation CJ2, Milan, Italy, 2001

Singapore Airlines Flight SQ006 runway crash, Boeing 747-400, Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (now Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport), Taipei, Taiwan, 2000

Southwest Airlines Flight 1455 runway accident, Boeing 737, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, Burbank, California, 2000

Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash, McDonnell Douglas MD-83, Pacific Ocean, near Pt. Mugu, California, 2000

EgyptAir Flight 990 crash, Boeing 767, Atlantic Ocean, near Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, 1999

American Airlines Flight 1420 runway crash, McDonnell Douglas MD-82, Little Rock National Airport, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1999

Swissair Flight 111 accident, McDonnell Douglas MD-11, near Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, 1998

Continental Flight 75 inflight mishap, McDonnell Douglas DC-1010, Los Angeles to Hawaii, 1998

United Airlines Flight 81 inflight mishap, Boeing 767, LaGuardia to LAX, 1998

Korean Air Lines Flight 801 accident, Boeing 747-300, Agana, Guam, 1997

Airborne Express test flight accident, DC-8-63, near Narrows, Virginia, 1996

United Express Flight 5925 and Beechcraft King Air A90 runway incursion, Quincy Regional Airport, Quincy, Illinois, 1996

TWA Flight 800 explosion, Boeing 747-131, near East Moriches, New York, 1996

ValuJet Airlines Flight 592 disaster, McDonnell Douglas DC9-32, near Miami, Florida, 1996

American Airlines Flight 965 accident, Boeing 757, near Cali, Colombia, 1995

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 accident, Embraer EMB 120, near Carrollton, Georgia, 1995

USAir Flight 427 crash, Boeing 737-3B7, near Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 1994

USAir Flight 1016 crash, McDonnell Douglas DC-9, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1994

Northwest Airlink Flight 5719 crash (Express Airlines II), Jetstream 31, Hibbing, Minnesota, 1993

China Eastern Airlines Flight 583 accidental flap/slat deployment, McDonnell Douglas MD-11, Shanghai to Los Angeles, 1993

Continental Airlines Flight 588 runway accident, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, 1993

Mesa Airlines commercial training flight accident, Bellanca 7GCBC, Telluride, Colorado, 1993

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*

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