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 wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco airport. Photo: AP

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 wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport. Photo: AP

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

An aerial view of the Asiana plane and the three Chinese girls who died in the crash. Photo: Agencies

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

The wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on July 6, 2013. Photo: AP

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

Wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport. Photo: AP

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

Ye Mengyuan (inset), 16, was allegedly hit by emergency vehicles responding to the air crash. Photos: AP

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

A video image showing the girl on the ground. Photo: AP

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

Ye Mengyuan (inset) was found covered in foam and struck by rescue vehicles twice, an investigation has found. Photos: AP

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

Ye Mengyuan (inset), 16, was hit by two vehicles responding to the air crash scene in July 2013. Photos: AP

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

Ye Mengyuan. Photo: AP

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

Asiana pilot 'very concerned' ahead of fatal crash landing at San Francisco

Representatives from the Asiana Pilots Union participate in an investigative hearing on the July 6 crash landing of Asiana Airlines flight 214. Photo: AFP

The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach ahead of the incident, according to documents released by US aviation safety investigators.

12 Dec 2013 - 1:29am

Cockpit automation under scrutiny in Asiana crash probe

NTSB investigators at the scene of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash site in San Francisco. Photo: Reuters

US air accident investigators hold a hearing on Wednesday into the role that sophisticated cockpit automation might have played in the fiery crash of a South Korean airliner in San Francisco.

11 Dec 2013 - 2:16pm

San Francisco hospital releases last survivor or Asiana jet crash

The wreckage of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 is moved off the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Photo: EPA

The last patient injured in the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 has been released, 109 days after the Boeing 777 slammed into the runway at San Francisco international airport.

24 Oct 2013 - 9:00pm

No prosecution for death of Chinese teen who survived Asiana air crash

Ye Mengyuan

The firefighter who ran over and killed a Chinese survivor of July's Asiana airliner crash in San Francisco was unaware of the girl's death at the time and will not be charged with any crimes, a prosecutor announced.

20 Oct 2013 - 8:43am 2 comments

US firefighter not charged in death of Asiana crash survivor Ye Mengyuan

Ye Mengyuan. Photo: AP

The firefighter who ran over and killed a Chinese survivor of a commercial air disaster in San Francisco was unaware of the girl’s death at the time and will not be charged with any crimes, a prosecutor announced on Friday.

19 Oct 2013 - 9:32am 1 comment

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