Austral Flight 2553

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This local Argentine aircraft spun wildly out of control during flight, crashing into a field in Uruguay and killing all on board. The crash is a vivid example of how air crashes often result from a combination of factors, in this case weather, dispatch, pilot error and miscommunication, equipment failures, and defective aircraft and component part design. The product liability case against McDonnell Douglas Co., the aircraft manufacturer, and against Smiths Industries, the manufacturer of the defectively designed airspeed indicator included arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Florida Appellate Court. Floyd Wisner obtained confidential settlements for all his clients far in excess of the limits of Argentine law.

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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 M. Wisner | Aviation Attorney

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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