Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

On April 17, 2018, a Boeing 737 operated by Southwest Airlines (SWA), N772SW, experienced engine failure after departing from New York’s LaGuardia airport. As a result of the engine failure, the crew began an emergency descent and diverted to Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania. One passenger was fatally injured, and eight were seriously injured. One…

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York v. Tropic Air

On September 7, 2008, a Cessna 208B Caravan operated by Tropic Air lost engine power shortly after takeoff from Belize City Municipal Airport. The flight was headed to Philip S.W. Goldson International airport in Belize City with four U.S. citizens and one pilot on board. Almost immediately after takeoff, the engine failed, and the pilot…

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Hyatt v. ValuJet Flight 592

On May 11, 1996, ValuJet Flight 592, flying from Miami International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, crashed into the Everglades, killing all 110 people on board. The plane was a Douglas DC-9-32 with registration number N904VJ. The flight took place under daylight visual meteorological conditions. Both the pilot and co-pilot possessed airline transport certificates…

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Manus v. American Airlines (American Airlines Flight 1420)

American Airlines Flight 1420 crashed on June 1, 1999, at the Little Rock National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas during an intense thunderstorm which had begun crossing the airport as the aircraft was landing. Ten passengers and the flight captain were killed in the crash, and many others sustained serious physical injuries. The plane overran…

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Continental Flight 1404

On December 20, 2008, a Boeing 737 operated by Continental Airlines as Flight 1404 ran off the runway during takeoff from Denver International Airport, and a post-crash fire ensued. The flight was destined for George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The captain and five passengers were seriously injured, while forty-one occupants of the plane…

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American Connection 5966

On October 19, 2004 American Connections Corporate Airlines flight 5966 with registration number N875JX, crashed on final approach to the runway at Kirksville Regional Airport in Kirksville, Missouri. The flight was a scheduled passenger flight from St. Louis, New Jersey. Both pilots and eleven of the thirteen passengers were killed. The remaining two passengers suffered…

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