A lawsuit has been filed in a Paris court in the case of an Aeroflot Superjet 100 plane crash



Our lawyers, representing the interests of relatives of the victims of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) crash, have taken an important legal step aimed at establishing justice and compensation for losses incurred. Recently, a lawsuit was filed in a Paris court against seven foreign companies that produced components for the airliner, as well as against Aeroflot, which operated the aircraft. This court case marks a significant milestone in the quest to achieve justice for the affected families.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash occurred on May 5, 2019, when the plane, traveling on an Aeroflot flight, crashed while landing at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow. As a result of the tragedy, 41 people died. Relatives of the victims, not satisfied with the results of the investigation and the compensation offered in Russia, decided to seek justice in international courts.

Our lawsuit alleges that the tragedy was caused by the aircraft’s failure to comply with airworthiness standards for lightning protection, which led to the failure of multiple systems and the subsequent crash. Our attorneys conducted a thorough investigation and gathered compelling evidence to demonstrate that design and component defects were a key contributing factor to the disaster.

The defendant companies include five French, one German and one American companies, including Leach International Europe, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Safran Landing Systems and Curtiss-Wright Corp. These companies supplied key components for the aircraft that we allege did not meet required safety standards. Preparing the claim took more than a year and included the collection and analysis of extensive technical documentation, expert opinions and consultations with international experts.

The claims filed are aimed at establishing the responsibility of these companies for the supply of low-quality components, which led to the disaster, as well as at collecting significant compensation that exceeds possible penalties in Russian courts. We are counting on significant amounts of compensation that will at least slightly alleviate the pain and suffering of the victims’ relatives.

Our lawyers are confident that this lawsuit in Paris will not only draw attention to the serious safety problems associated with the design and operation of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, but will also become an important precedent in international legal practice. We are committed to achieving fair compensation for the affected families, as well as holding accountable those whose actions or inactions led to this tragedy.

We continue to actively work on the case, using all available legal instruments and international standards to ensure maximum protection of the interests of our clients. This process is just the beginning of a long and difficult journey, but we are committed to seeking justice and reparations for those who lost loved ones in this terrible disaster.

We will continue to keep the public informed about the progress of the proceedings and provide the necessary support to the victims’ relatives. Our lawyers are ready to do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice and achieve fair compensation that will help restore a sense of justice and recognition of the tragedy at the international level.