British Airways Flight 038

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Date of Crash


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London, England

In 2008, the flight from Beijing to London was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport in London. Luckily, all on board survived. However, the passengers were traumatized and some injured from the accident. Upon final approach to Heathrow, ice crystals in the fuel clogged the fuel-oil heat exchanger of the engine. The malfunction prevented the engine from getting the fuel that it needed to land. Rolls-Royce made the engine fuel-oil heat exchanger on that particular Boeing 777-200ER. As a result of the crash and litigation, Rolls-Royce made a modification and the European Aviation Safety Agency mandated that all affected engines be outfitted with the modification by January 1, 2011.

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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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