On December 19,1997, a Silk Air Boeing 737 unexplainably entered uncontrolled flight and crashed near Palembang, Indonesia. All onboard perished. Boeing immediately claimed the Singaporean pilot had committed suicide, taking everyone else with him. Boeing found an ally in the U.S. NTSB which supported the Boeing suicide theory. However, attorney acting on behalf of Asia [...]
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On 26 September 1997, an Airbus A300 aircraft en-route from Jakarta to Medan crashed into a hillside on approach to Medan Airport. All 224 on board perished making this accident the worst aviation disaster in Indonesian history. The attorney for Asia Pacific clients was able to establish that the ground proximity warning system (manufactured by [...]
On August 6, 1997, Korean Air flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, operated by Korean Air crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam. The flight departed from Kimpo International Airport with 237 passengers and 17 crew on board. The aircraft had been cleared to land at A.B. Won Guam International Airport, Agana, Guam, and crashed into high terrain [...]
The Bell 212 was operating approximately 100 kilometers east of Palu over water when it lost power. The pilot attempted an autorotation landing following a transmission failure however the aircraft overturned upon landing. Of the five passengers and crew onboard, 4 were killed with one injured survivor. Asia Pacific assisted the families of the deceased [...]
The Hercules was flying U.S. marines back to Vietnam after a rest and relaxation leave in Hong Kong. The airplane was bound for Da Nang Air Base and Saigon. Shortly after lifting off the runway, the airplane veered left, struck a sea wall and crashed into the water about 40 feet off an industrial suburb [...]
The pilot of the helicopter experience a bearing failure whilst returning to Alice Springs. The helicopter subsequently impacted the terrain at high speed resulting in severe spinal injuries to the pilot. Asia Pacific assisted the pilot in bringing action against the manufacturer of the component that failed
The aircraft struck an irrigation spray and subsequently impacted terrain whilst conducting agricultural spraying activities in North Queensland. Asia Pacific assisted the pilot in bringing action against his employer.
The helicopter was conducting a charter flight from Gladstone to Heron Island. Midway through the flight the helicopter experienced a compressor failure and the pilot advised that he was returning to Gladstone. A short time later the helicopter ditched into the sea. The helicopter was recovered 5 kilometres north east of Facing Island in 24 [...]
Whilst crop dusting in Northwestern Tasmania, the pilot experienced a catastrophic failure of the propeller losing a blade in flight. Asia Pacific assisted the pilot in bringing a action against the propeller's manufacturer, Hatzell Propeller Inc.
The Helicopter was operated by Seaworld and conducting a joy flight with six passengers and the pilot on board.The helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff killing all on board. Asia Pacific assisted the family members of all the victims and the pilot against Bell Helicopter.