LOT Flight 016

Flight Number


Date of Crash


Location of Crash

Warsaw, Poland

In 2011, the flight from New Jersey, U.S. to Warsaw, Poland was forced to make an emergency gear up landing (commonly referred to as a “belly landing”) at Warsaw Airport. The incident was due to multiple failures of the landing system including, a leak in the hydraulic fluid which prevented the primary landing gear from deploying and the failure of the backup system. A report by the State Commission on Aircraft Accidents Investigation in Poland suggested that a popped circuit breaker may have caused the landing gear to fail. However, no alert sounded and the issue was not covered in the emergency checklist manual.

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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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