For four decades, Bob Clifford has provided the highest caliber of legal representation to families and survivors of all types of aircraft disasters. There are few lawyers across the country who can match his record of accomplishment involving these tragic, complex cases.
An investigation is ongoing regarding the crash of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK-661 that fell from nearly 14,000 feet killing all aboard Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2016).
A nation, indeed the world, mourns the loss of nearly an entire professional soccer team in the horrifying crash into a mountainside as the aircraft apparently ran out of fuel on its way to a South American tournament in Columbia, just five miles from the airport. Electrical failure also is being investigated in the early days as experts search for clues to the cause of the crash.
Clifford Law Offices represented 18 families who were victims of the Turkish Air crash of Flight 1951 at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Feb. 25, 2009, that killed nine passengers and crew members.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a video that highlights the crucial role that procedural compliance plays in commercial aviation safety.
A business jet carrying seven people and two pilots crashed into an apartment building this afternoon (Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015) reportedly killing everyone on board in a fiery crash while on approach to Akron Fulton Airport in Ohio..
Colin H. Dunn, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is scheduled to speak at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Update and Review Seminar on "Intervening Cause." Dunn has successfully tried many cases to verdict at the firm, including premises liability cases and aviation crash lawsuits. He also is a columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
A vigil is being held tonight (April 7, 2015) for four of the victims who belonged to the same church in Bloomington-Normal and flowers are everywhere around town and around the campus in honor of seven men who died in a tragic plane crash early this morning, all part of the Illinois State community. All of the men who died are described as loving husbands, fathers and leaders in the community and their loss is found in the faces of everyone in town, as many are visibly shaken and tears are being shed by so many. The town is home to Illinois State University (ISU) and the students and those who live there all feel like a close-knit family. They all can't believe that such a tragedy struck home. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is on the scene along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Officials held a press conference at noon of initial observations of the crash of the Cessna turboprop plane. A finding of probable cause is not expected from the government agency for at least a year. That press conference can be viewed here: http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/story/d/story/update-cira-gives-new-details-on-early-morning-pla/36063/Tlb8SgkdbUePSIEBE_xX0A The group was returning from Indianapolis after having watched the final game of the NCAA basketball finals. The plane took off at about 11 p.m., according to authorities, and Peoria air traffic control had contact with the pilot because there was no air traffic controller on duty past 10 p.m. at Bloomington's Central Illinois Regional Airport. The plane is believed to have crashed shortly after midnight less than two miles from that airport. It was located in a field around 3 a.m.
A tragic plane crash involving a Cessna 414 occurred just outside Bloomington, Illinois, Tuesday morning (April 7, 2015) when seven people aboard were killed when the aircraft crashed just short of the airport. Numerous media outlets are reporting that six people were aboard as well as the pilot, all returning late last night from the NCAA championship basketball game in Indianapolis. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending investigators to determine the cause of the crash that occurred about 1:30 a.m. There is no initial word on what caused the crash of the six-passenger small plane that crashed in the small town of Towanda, Illinois. The plane crashed at Route 9 and McClean County Road 2100 East, less than two miles east of the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Illinois. Local officials are planning a press conference today at noon CST regarding the tragedy.