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  • Sep 2, 2014
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Asiana plane crash

On Saturday, July 6 2013, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 carrying mostly Chinese passengers crashed and burst into flames as it landed short of the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Two teenage girls were killed and more than 180 people were injured.

Parents of teenage Asiana crash victim sue San Francisco officials over ‘wrongful death’

The parents of Ye Mengyuan, a 16-year-old victim of last year’s Asiana crash in San Francisco, have launched a wrongful death lawsuit against San Francisco City and County.

Friday, 15 August, 2014, 6:32pm 1 comment

Mismanaged approach and complex cockpit cited in Asiana crash

The Asiana Flight 214 crash last year that killed three young Chinese was probably caused by a mismanaged approach, investigators said.

25 Jun 2014 - 11:23am

Asiana admits error in fatal 2013 San Francisco crash landing, slams Boeing

Asiana Airlines has acknowledged that its pilots failed to correct their fatally slow approach to a landing at San Francisco International Airport but blamed the maker of the jet, saying it did not automatically maintain a safe speed.

2 Apr 2014 - 4:16am

Asiana Airlines fined for not helping San Francisco crash victims’ families

US transportation officials on Tuesday fined Asiana Airlines US$500,000 for failing to promptly contact passengers’ families and keep them informed about their loved ones after a deadly crash last year at San Francisco International airport, in the first penalty of its kind.

26 Feb 2014 - 7:58pm

San Francisco authorities release report claiming Asiana rescuers didn’t kill Chinese teenager

The city of San Francisco is contradicting a coroner’s findings that a Chinese girl survived an airliner crash in July but was run over and killed by rescuers.

The city says in a report obtained on Wednesday that 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan died when she hit the ground after the force of the impact tossed her from the Asiana jet.

30 Jan 2014 - 4:00pm

Chinese survivors of Asiana crash file claim against Boeing

Some 80 Chinese survivors of the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco have filed a class-action suit with more than 50 others against Boeing, the maker of the 777 aircraft they were travelling in.

30 Jan 2014 - 2:40pm

Video shows US firefighters were warned about girl air crash victim

Firefighters responding to an Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco last July were warned about the presence of a teenage passenger who was later fatally struck by an emergency vehicle, new video footage of the aftermath shows.

16 Jan 2014 - 11:04pm

Video of 'chaotic' Asiana air crash rescue may point to negligence in Chinese teen's death

Video from a firefighter’s helmet camera following the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows rescuers were aware that Chinese teen Ye Mengyuan was on the ground outside the airplane, before she was fatally run over by a fire truck.

16 Jan 2014 - 9:39am

Parents of Chinese girl run over in Asiana crash rescue file claim against San Francisco

The parents of a Chinese teenage girl who was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash have filed a claim against the city of San Francisco, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained.

10 Jan 2014 - 3:07pm 10 comments

Airport firefighters to get training after tarmac death of China's Ye Mengyuan

Firefighters who work at San Francisco International Airport are receiving additional training on how to respond to air crashes after the Asiana Airlines accident in which a teenage girl from China was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles while lying injured on the runway.

16 Dec 2013 - 10:08pm