American Airlines Flight 383

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On October 28, 2016, a Boeing 767 aircraft operated by American Airlines as Flight 383 from Chicago O’Hare Airport to Miami International Airport sustained an uncontained engine failure and ensuing fire as the aircraft was just about to take-off. A turbine disk in the GE engine fractured, exiting the engine casing, tearing through the wing, and piercing the fuselage. Wisner Law Firm contends that the disk was subject to fatigue cracking and fracturing under stress due to a defect in manufacturing and design. Wisner Law Firm further contends that American Airlines failed to ensure that its passengers safely and orderly evacuated the aircraft. The result was that passengers inhaled smoke, suffered some physical injuries and were subjected to severe emotional distress. Wisner Law Firm represented over 100 passengers that had similar experiences on British Airways Flight 2276 when the GE engine on that Boeing aircraft had an uncontained engine failure resulting in a fire. Through its investigation into British Airways 2276, American Airlines 383 and other similar occurrences, Wisner Law Firm has learned that the issue is an on-going problem with these engines which has previously been investigated by the NTSB and addressed by the FAA through issuance of an Airworthiness Directive.

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Floyd Wisner

The founder of Wisner Law Firm, Floyd A. Wisner, is approaching his 38th year in the practice of law. He is a skilled veteran aviation attorney who has successfully represented clients in virtually every major airline and aviation disaster over the last two decades.

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Alexandra Wisner

Alexandra M. Wisner is an aviation attorney that focuses her practice on complex product liability and claims brought under the Montreal Convention. Since joining Wisner Law Firm, P.C. in July 2014, Alexandra has served as co-counsel with the aviation attorney Floyd A. Wisner on an array of aviation litigation & law matters.

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