Sureyya Yigitbasi entered the field of aviation law not by choice but by a tragic event in his life. Mr. Yigitbasi lost both of his parents in the horrific crash of Atlas Jet Flight 4203 on November 30, 2007 in Isparta, Turkey. Mr. Yigitbasi is now part of the Ribbeck Law group. Having gone through the difficult and complicated process of bringing a suit in the United States against a United States company, Mr. Yigitbasi is able to sympathize with the families of similar tragic events. Mr. Yigitbasi, as a former client of Ribbeck Law, enlightens the victims or families of victims in understanding how they can institute legal proceedings in the United States, even though the accident occurred outside the United States and involved parties or corporations which are neither citizens nor residents of the United States.
Mr. Yigitbasi graduated with high honors from the Law Faculty of İstanbul University in Turkey. He is a member of the İstanbul Bar of Attorneys. He currently represents numerous local and international clients, including global corporations.
Mr. Yigitbasi has been involved in the following aviation cases:
Flydubai Flight 981, March 19, 2016, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Metrojet Flight 9268, October 31, 2015, Sinai, Egypt
Turkish Airlines Flight TK726, March 4, 2015, Katmandu, Nepal
Scat Airlines Flight 760, January 29, 2013, Kazakhstan
Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 836, April 13, 2010, Manokwari, Indonesia
Aeroflot Flight 821, September 14, 2008, Perm, Russia
Spanair Flight 5022, August 20, 2008, Madrid, Spain
Atlas Jet Flight 4203, November 30, 2007, Isparta, Turkey
Mr. Yigitbasi is fluent in Turkish. In his spare time, Mr. Yigitbasi likes to spend time with his family and travels with them. He is the proud father of a beautiful daughter.