On 3 May 2012 at Dulles Airport, Washington, a passenger was fastening the seatbelt when the integral airbag detonated causing face and arm burns. A number of modern airliners are fitted with these specially designed seatbelt airbags, so understanding what caused this detonation is crucial.

Irwin Mitchell has issued this case in the English courts against Virgin Atlantic Airways and the manufacturer of the seatbelt airbag, Amsafe.

If you would like to speak in confidence to an expert regarding this accident, or any other aviation incident you were involved in, please contact a member of the aviation team on 0800 056 4110. The team will be able to advise you on the accident, the relevant law and the parties who may be liable.

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