LAPA Flight 3142

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Date of Crash


Location of Crash

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This local Argentine airline crashed on takeoff from Buenos Aires when the pilots failed to correctly set the flaps, despite a warning horn blaring in their ears. Many passengers died and others suffered serious burns and other injuries. Among the victims was a young American woman whose family was faced with the prospect of attempting to obtain fair compensation for their grievous loss in the courts of Argentina. Floyd Wisner brought suit against the Argentine airline LAPA in Georgia and defeated a hotly contested motion by LAPA to transfer the action to Argentina, a motion which was argued by LAPA and defeated by Floyd Wisner, up to the Georgia Supreme Court. Wisner subsequently obtained a very favorable settlement for his clients based upon U.S. settlement values for the case.

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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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