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UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 232 IN SIOUX CITY, IOWA

United Airlines Flight 232 constituted one of the largest mass disasters in aviation history after a DC-10 aircraft flipped over and crashed in a corn field near Sioux City, Iowa. That day only 112 people survived the airline crash out of the 296 people aboard.

Schaden, Katzman, Lampert & McClune aviation lawyers represented 42 victims and their families and was elected to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. Other firms filed their cases in federal court and became part of multi-district litigation. Regardless, Schaden, Katzman, Lampert & McClune’s aviation attorneys managed to keep their cases out of federal court and filed in state court. They theorized that the center engine explosion was caused by bad titanium. Despite repeated pressures, the Firm proceeded to court. On the eave of opening statements, the defendant manufacturers backed down and agreed to conclude the trial.