International Aviation Accident Case History

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International airline crashes include accidents that occur outside the borders of the United States, as well as flights bound for the U.S. or returning to the U.S. from an international location. There are many complex rules of law and limitations that must be properly handled when litigating these aviation cases. The laws of some countries outside the United States can displace the liability of negligent airlines or limit the amount of compensation a victim or their family can receive. As such, it is important to have a legal team experienced in navigating the difficult process of litigating an international airline crash. Our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with international aviation crashes and are familiar with the the many laws that apply to them.

We have proven successful in pursuing claims against some of the largest international airliners, including Aero Mexico, Asiana Airlines, British European Airways, China Eastern Airlines, EgyptAir, Germanwings, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, SAS-Scandinavian Airline Systems, SwissAir, TACA Airlines, and among others. Our attorneys have also handled international aviation cases involving airlines and manufacturers located within the U.S. that do business worldwide, such as Airbus, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Boeing, Bombardier, Delta Airlines, Honeywell, McDonnell Douglas, Pacific Southwest Airlines, Raytheon, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, TWA and more. We are proud of our record in handling international air crash cases. Below is a list detailing our international aviation accident case history.

Our International Aviation Accident Experience

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

Robinson R66 helicopter crash, Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, 2013

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

Military helicopter crash, OH 58D Kiowa Warrior, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 2013

U.S Airways Flight 797 inflight accident, Airbus A330-200, Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, 2011

Robinson R66 helicopter crash, near Flandes, Colombia, 2011

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

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

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

Robinson R22 helicopter crash, San Salvador, El Salvador, 2001

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

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

EgyptAir Flight 990 crash, Boeing 767-300ER, Atlantic Ocean near Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, 1999

Northern Air charter crash, Cessna 404, Arusha, Tanzania, 1999

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

KAL-Korean Air Flight 801 crash, Boeing 747-300, Agana, Guam, 1997

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

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

American Jet S.A. crash, Grumman Gulfstream II, Quito, Ecuador, 1995

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

TACA Airlines Flight 510 runway accident, Boeing 767-2S1ER, La Aurora International Airport Guatemala, 1993

United Airlines Flight 852 inflight turbulence, Boeing 747-100, Japan to San Francisco, 1992

Piper PA 23, Colombia, South America, 1992

Flying Doctors of Mercy crash, Mooney M20E, Sinaloa, Mexico, 1991

Tropic Air Flight 80 crash, Cessna 402B, Ambergris, Belize, 1991

Aeroperlas Air Flight 451 crash, De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Panama City, Panama, 1990

Grumman Tiger crash, Clark Air Base, Manila, Philippines, 1990

Cessna 172 crash, Atlantic Ocean, near the Bahamas, 1989

AeroMexico Flight 498 mid-air collision, McDonnell Douglas DC-9/ Piper, Cerritos, California, 1986*

Arrow Air Flight 1285 crash, (101st Airborne Division) McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF, Gander, Newfoundland, 1985

British European Airways Flight 548 crash, Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C, near Staines, England, 1972*

*Commercial aviation case handled by Ronald Goldman before joining Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman

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