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21
Nov
A group of passengers have sued American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) after their plane caught fire on Oct. 28. The fire occurred right before the flight was set to take off from Chicago O’Hare airport to Miami. American Airline spokesperson Leslie Scott said the fire was caused by an engine-related mechanical issue. The passengers are also suing Boeing Co. (BA), which built the plane, and General Electric Co. (GE), which manufactured the engine.

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21
Nov
Eighteen passengers who escaped an engine fire aboard an American Airlines 767 jet at O'Hare International Airport last month have sued the manufacturers and the carrier. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County court Monday, claims a jet engine part built by GE Aviation Systems was defective, dangerous and caused a "catastrophic failure." The lawsuit also names American Airlines and Boeing Co.

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21
Nov
A lawsuit has been filed by 18 passengers who were aboard an American Airlines aircraft that caught fire last month on the tarmac of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after an engine failed. The lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court targets American, aircraft manufacturer Boeing and engine manufacturer General Electric Aviation.

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21
Nov
Eighteen passengers have filed a lawsuit against Boeing and American Airlines after the airplane they were on caught fire last month on the tarmac of O'Hare International Airport when part of an engine failed. About 20 people were taken to hospitals after the right engine of Miami-bound American Airlines Flight 383 broke into four pieces about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28, according to fire officials and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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21
Nov
Eighteen people filed a lawsuit against Boeing and Dallas-based American Airlines after a plane caught fire on the tarmac at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The fire broke out after part of an engine failed last month.

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21
Nov
The lawsuit stems from a scheduled flight from Chicago. Some of the passengers who were aboard an American Airlines flight that caught fire last month before taking off from Chicago O'Hare International Airport are going to court.

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21
Nov
Eighteen passengers have filed a lawsuit against Boeing and American Airlines after the airplane they were on caught fire last month on the tarmac of O’Hare International Airport when part of an engine failed. About 20 people were taken to hospitals after the right engine of Miami-bound American Airlines Flight 383 broke into four pieces about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28, according to fire officials and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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21
Nov
A lawsuit has been filed by 18 passengers who were aboard an American Airlines aircraft that caught fire last month on the tarmac of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after an engine failed. The lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court targets American, aircraft manufacturer Boeing Inc. and engine manufacturer General Electric Aviation.

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21
Nov
American Airlines is facing a lawsuit over a serious engine fire at Chicago last month which injured 20 people. A lawsuit on behalf of 18 passengers was filed on Monday and names both the airline and engine maker General Electric Aviation as defendants.

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21
Nov
A group of American Airlines passengers sued the company after their plane caught fire right before it took off from Chicago to Miami, CBS Miami station WFOR-TV reports. “People were terrified. People were climbing over seats. People were just trying to get out because they were afraid that this thing could blow before they could make it out of there,” said attorney Alexandra Wisner, who is representing 18 passengers.

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21
Nov
Late last month, passengers on a Chicago to Miami flight were sent hurtling down evacuation slides from an American Airlines Boeing 767 after the plane’s engine caught fire, engulfing the runway in billowing black smoke. Now, 18 passengers — including three from South Florida — are suing the airline, Boeing and GE, the engine’s manufacturer, for the injuries caused by the allegedly “defective and unreasonably dangerous” aircraft, the suit says. The lawsuit was filed in Illinois circuit court, where the incident took place.

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07
Nov
The National Transportation Safety Board says it will likely be months before a formal cause is established for Friday’s incident involving an engine explosion on an American Airlines 767 at O’Hare. The aircraft suffered what is termed an “uncontained engine failure” as it had just begun its takeoff roll for a flight to Miami. A total of 161 passengers and 9 crew members were safely evacuated during the ensuing fire.

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07
Nov
The fire on an American Airlines plane at O’Hare International Airport Friday was frightening for passengers, but how serious was it? And what steps do airlines take to make sure you’re safe? CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot takes a look. There’s smoke as fire consumes an American Airlines plane on an O’Hare runway Friday. The cause? Uncontained engine failure. A disc inside the plane’s right engine failed, sending engine parts flying nearly 3,000 feet away.

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07
Nov
Aviation investigators continue to take a closer look at the engine that caught fire on an American Airlines jet at O'Hare International Airport on Friday. The National Transportation & Safety Board has determined that a disk in the engine turbine failed. NTSB investigators have been in Chicago all weekend trying to figure out why the plane experienced uncontained engine failure, which means parts of the engine exploded in different directions. The NTSB said it will release a preliminary report later this week.

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07
Nov
Dramatic photos obtained exclusively by the I-Team of Friday's plane fire at O'Hare International Airport show that the damage and danger was far more serious than it first appeared. When the American Airlines plane fire first happened, pictures surfaced from the left side of the plane. The new photos show the view from the other side, where the engine was actually on fire.

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24
Aug
The lawyer representing families of Malaysia Airlines crash victims has said the downing of MH17 is a "war crime" and laid the blame with Russia. Chicago-based aviation lawyer Floyd Wisner filed a lawsuit last Wednesday on behalf of the families of 17 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 against Igor Girkin, Russian colonel of the Federal Security Service, who played a key role as an organizer for the Donetsk People's Republic.

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19
Mar
A Ukrainian rebel leader who allegedly ordered his followers to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines plane with a missile in 2014 is now the only defendant in an $800 million lawsuit filed by some crash victims’ families. The plaintiffs dropped their claims against the airline Feb. 12, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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08
Dec
Sixty-five passengers seek damages from Boeing and engine-maker GE for emotional stress and financial losses after 777 caught fire on airport runway. Passengers who were on a British Airways plane that caught fire while taking off from Las Vegas in September are suing the makers of the plane and its engines in Chicago, their lawyers said on Friday.

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08
Dec
A collective lawsuit filed against Airbus by 11 families of passengers on AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which crashed last December, received an impetus this week after Indonesian investigators pointed to mechanical failures as a cause for the tragedy.

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17
Jul
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he won’t accept a proposal for the U.N. Security Council to set up a criminal tribunal over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, casting doubt on the prospect of bringing those responsible to justice under international law.

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17
Jul
Amid reports that the Dutch-led investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine will blame Russia-backed rebels, Moscow continues to push other explanations and fight against calls for an international criminal tribunal.

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17
Jul
Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected calls for the establishment of a UN tribunal to prosecute suspects in the MH17 air disaster over Ukraine.

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17
Jul
The leader of Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine has been formally accused of orchestrating the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 a year ago.

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17
Jul
A former commander of pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, Igor Girkin, has been accused in a U.S. court of orchestrating the July 2014 missile attack that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people, The Telegraph reports.

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17
Jul
Igor Girkin, the former commander of pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, has been formally accused in a U.S. lawsuit of orchestrating the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

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17
Jul
The lawyer bringing a legal action against a Russian rebel commander accused over the downing of Flight MH17, said he hoped the lawsuit would provide some answers for the relatives of the 298 people who died.

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17
Jul
A year ago, in this village deep in the sunflower-field outback of eastern Ukraine, bodies fell from the sky, and residents are still grappling to make sense of what happened.

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17
Jul
The families of those killed when pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region of Ukraine shot down their Malaysian Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur have filed suit against both the airline and the leader of the declared Donetsk People’s Republic, demanding at least $50 million for each passenger aboard the doomed flight.

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17
Jul
Igor Girkin, the leader of Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, was on Wednesday formally accused of orchestrating the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, MH17, in July last year.

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07
Jul
Chicago-based aviation lawyer is filing a lawsuit against plane manufacturer Airbus and Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia. Mr Floyd Wisner from Wisner Law Firm said in a statement on Tuesday that he will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of families of passengers onboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501 that crashed into the Java Sea on Dec 28, 2014.

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02
Jul
Airbus Group was sued by representatives of the families of 10 passengers who claim the plane maker is liable for their deaths after AirAsia Flight 8501 plunged into Indonesia's Java Sea in December.

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02
Jul
Airbus Group and AirAsia have been sued by representatives of the families of 10 passengers on board the doomed Flight 8501, media reported yesterday.

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02
Jul
AIRBUS and AirAsia are being sued by up to a dozen relatives of people killed in December’s crash of an A320 into the Java Sea. American aviation lawyer Floyd Wisner has filed a lawsuit in the US, alleging that when the aircraft left the Airbus factory it was “defectively and unreasonably dangerous”.

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02
Jul
One of the world’s leading aviation lawyers has filed a lawsuit on behalf of families of passengers aboard Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 that crashed into the Java Sea in December last year. On Dec 28, 2014, the Airbus A320 was travelling from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore when it crashed in bad weather, killing all 155 passengers and seven crew members on board.

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02
Jul
US AVIATION lawyer Floyd Wisner has filed a lawsuit on behalf of 10 families of passengers aboard an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea in December last year. AirAsia Flight 8501, an Airbus A320, was travelling from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore when it crashed in bad weather, killing all 155 passengers and seven crew on board.

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02
Jul
A US-based aviation lawyer said today that they are representing 10 families in a lawsuit against AirAsia and Airbus over an aircraft malfunction following the crash of Flight QZ8501 last year.

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02
Jul
The families of ten passengers who lost their lives in the AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 in December last year have commenced legal action in the United States against Airbus, the manufacturer of the ill-fated A320 aircraft involved in the incident, reports Business Times, with AirAsia also set to be included in the lawsuit.

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02
Jul
Ten families are suing AirAsia and Airbus over an aircraft malfunction following the crash of flight QZ8501 in December last year. The lawsuit, filed in the US state of Illinois, also names Honeywell International, Motorola Inc and other suppliers along with Airbus as defendants.

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01
Jun
An aviation lawyer is considering mounting a legal case for passengers aboard Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ836, which plunged 4,000 metres after the plane temporarily lost power on both engines in mid-air.

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01
Jun
AVIATION attorney Floyd Wisner announced on Friday that he will consider mounting a legal case for passengers aboard Singapore Airlines Flight 836, which plunged 4,000 metres after the plane lost power to both engines on May 23.

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29
Apr
Qantas and Airbus are facing multi-million dollar lawsuits from passengers and crew aboard the 2008 Qantas flight that was forced to land in Western Australia's mid-north.

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29
Apr
As the search for any wreckage for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight continues, insurance experts have warned of "divergent" compensation claims, with the families of U.S. passengers potentially receiving millions more than their Asian counterparts.

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02
Apr
Just over a year after the Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 went off radar, relatives of those on the still missing flight, can finally receive compensation within the next three months.

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30
Dec
Wisner Law Firm principal Floyd Wisner said he was confident investigators would “closely analyse a possible mechanical failure in this Airbus aircraft” once more wreckage was recovered.

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29
Dec
Expressing sadness on the news again lost a commercial aircraft in the Asia-Pacific - Indonesia AirAsia aircraft QZ8501 - Wisner Law Firm described the incident as "a grave".

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29
Dec
Overseas to the search for the Malaysian Airlines plane, and the United States has now dispatched a warship to the Indian Ocean in a new expansion of the already vast search area.

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29
Dec
Air Asia QZ8501 is the second plane in nine months to vanish in Asian skies - Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in March and no trace has yet been found.

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29
Dec
Saddened to learn of the disappearance of another commercial airliner in the Asia-Pacific region – AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, Wisner Law Firm has described the incident as "upsetting".

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25
Jul
A top aviation lawyer has reportedly said that Malaysian Airlines may be liable to pay compensation up to one billion dollars over the MH17 disaster. According to News.com.au, the victims' families have strong legal grounds on which they can seek damages, said International aviation accident attorney Floyd Wisner.

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24
Jul
GRIEVING families could be eligible for potentially millions of dollars in compensation over the latest disaster to hit Malaysia Airlines. A top aviation lawyer says the carrier’s liability over the MH17 disaster could reach $1 billion and victims’ families have strong legal grounds to seek damages.

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19
Jul
The question of liability in an accident 33,000 feet in the air can be dizzying — especially when it is the result of a violent conflict. In the aftermath of the plane crash that killed all 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday, the victims’ families and countries are likely to seek millions of dollars in reparations.

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27
Mar
As Chinese life insurance companies started paying out to the families of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, relatives of passengers from different countries faced the prospect of wide discrepancies in the compensation from the airline.

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26
Mar
Embattled Malaysia Airlines, which is already spending a lot of money taking care of relatives of the 239 people aboard the ill-fated Flight 370, should brace for more expenses as its declaration that the passengers and crew are considered dead could lead to huge compensation claims.

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25
Mar
As the search for any wreckage for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight continues, insurance experts have warned of "divergent" compensation claims, with the families of U.S. passengers potentially receiving millions more than their Asian counterparts.

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21
Mar
(CNN) -- As the days drag on, tempers understandably begin to fray. For the relatives of those lost on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, frustrations mounted as criticism of the airline's handling of the crisis piles up. Those who have congregated in the Lido Hotel in Beijing, wearily trudging back time and again to official airline briefings where news trickles out, if at all, feel that not enough is being done to support relatives.

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20
Mar
Twelve days without sign of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is raising the possibility the plane with 239 on board may never be found. But lawyers said the families of those on Beijing-bound flight MH370 can already start claiming for compensation despite the absence of the plane and its passengers.

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14
Mar

A leading aviation lawyer has criticised Malaysia Airlines' handling of missing flight MH370, saying the company faces huge damages claims. An experienced American aviation lawyer says Malaysia Airlines faces huge damages claims from the relatives of those on board missing flight MH370.

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