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 a US company) contributed to the accident. Litigation therefore commenced in the US and the original 22 Indonesian families who lost their relatives we rewarded substantial payments. By establishing US jurisdiction over the accident, the clients were able to access fair and reasonable compensation for their loss that would have been otherwise unattainable had the case remained under Indonesian jurisdiction.
Asia Pacific also assisted some 58 additional victims being the children of those that died in obtaining fair compensation for their loss.