It Weighs Less Than A Nickel
But it’s strong enough to keep a plane in the air. It’s called a safety wire, and while it may not look like much, without it, a critical nut can work its way loose, disconnecting a fuel line — resulting in catastrophic fuel starvation.
PayneMitchell Law Group took the lead role in implementing this safeguard in fuel systems while representing the families of two men killed in a Texas plane crash. We uncovered the flaw that the FAA overlooked and won a major out-of-court settlement.
But we didn’t stop there. We helped convince the manufacturer to issue a recall and install a safety wire on their aircraft’s fuel systems to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again. At PayneMitchell Law Group, we measure success not only in dollars collected, but in positive changes we help create in our clients’ lives and beyond.