Swissair Flight 111

Flight Number


Date of Crash


Location of Crash

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

On September 2, 1998, shortly into the flight, the crew of Swissair 111, heading from New York to Switzerland, reported smoke in the cockpit. The McDonnell Douglas MD 11 subsequently crashed into the waters of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, killing all 229 on board. Floyd Wisner served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee while representing families of American and French victims. Evidence indicated that the fire and resulting crash was caused by defects in the design and installation of the in-flight entertainment system. The crash and ensuing litigation also led to the issuance of numerous safety advisories and airworthiness directives by operators, manufacturers and government regulators.

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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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