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British Airways Las Vegas Fire: Lawyers Praise ‘Immediate And Skilful’ Action

Aviation Experts Also Call For Support For Affected Passengers To Be Priority

09.09.2015

Specialist lawyers who represent victims injured in aviation incidents across the globe have praised the “immediate and skilful” action of emergency services and the crew on board the British Airways Flight 2276 which caught fire at Las Vegas airport, with at least 13 people left injured.

The US Federal Aviation Administration stated the left engine of the Boeing 777-200 caught fire shortly before take-off on its flight to London’s Gatwick Airport, with the incident leading to the evacuation of all 172 people on board.

According to the BBC, at least 13 people were taken to Las Vegas Sunrise hospital, with many suffering minor injuries during the evacuation process using inflatable chutes.

Following the incident, Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Aviation Law team have urged authorities in the US to ensure that swift efforts are made to understand the primary causes behind the fire.

Irwin Mitchell’s Aviation law team has vast experience in acting for injured victims and the families of those killed in aviation incidents across the globe, including a Jet 2 Boeing 737 take off emergency due to fumes, an Air Berlin A330 Airbus catastrophic engine failure shortly after take-off and most recently the Germanwings A320 Airbus tragedy.

The team also represented survivors and the families of those killed who recently received an apology from British Airways on the 30th anniversary of the Manchester Air Disaster, when 55 people were killed after exposure to toxic smoke following an engine fire on a British Airtours jet.

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