Wisner Law Firm Brings Action Against Boeing

Wisner Law Firm brings action against Boeing for Emirates crash landing

Wisner Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of its clients, passengers of Emirates Air EK 521, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, USA, against The Boeing Company, the manufacturer of the Boeing 777-300 aircraft, for physical and psychological injuries these passengers sustained in the crash landing of that flight on August 3, 2016.

Wisner Law Firm contends that the takeoff/go-around (TO/GA) switch on this aircraft was defectively designed. The switch is to be used by the pilots to apply power to the engines when executing a go around. However, the switch is inhibited or deactivated for several crucial seconds when the wheels of the aircraft touch the ground or come within a certain distance from the ground.

In EK 521, the aircraft either briefly touched ground or came within the preset distance of the ground, causing the TO/GA switch to be deactivated, and when the pilots applied the switch to apply power to the engines, no power was supplied and the aircraft fell back violently to the ground, injuring passengers and crew. There is no warning on the Boeing aircraft that the TO/GA switch has been deactivated and there is no clear warning in the Flight Operating Manual that this will occur under these circumstances.

If passengers or crew would like further information as to the lawsuit, they may contact Floyd Wisner or Alexandra Wisner at faw@ or awisner@ or 630-262-9434.

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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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