The Chicago-area aviation law firm, Wisner Law Firm, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of 18 passengers of American Airlines flight 383 which on Oct. 28 had an uncontained engine failure and resulting fire at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The suit names the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, the engine manufacturer, GE, and American as defendants and seeks damages for the passengers’ physical and psychological injuries.
The lawsuit alleges that the stage two turbine disk on the GE engine in the Boeing 767 aircraft was manufactured from corrupted, defective material and was defectively designed and fractured from fatigue and stress, causing this engine failure and fire. As against American, the plaintiff passengers also allege that it was negligent in supervising and directing the evacuation of the aircraft, causing the passengers additional injuries.
Wisner Law Firm expects to add other passengers as plaintiffs. Also, if the facts indicate that other parties, such as material suppliers or other component manufacturers contributed to this traumatic event, those parties will be added as defendants to the lawsuit.
Wisner Law Firm, which concentrates its practice solely in the representation of persons injured or killed in aviation accidents, recently resolved the claims of over 100 passengers and crew of BA flight 2276 which also had an uncontained failure of a GE engine in a Boeing aircraft on September 8, 2015 at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.