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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.


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.


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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 that crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, are raising the possibility that a device that controls the Boeing 777's speed may have malfunctioned.

Asiana Airlines, the South Korean carrier that suffered a fatal jet crash in San Francisco last month, reported a second-quarter loss bigger than analysts estimated as travel demand waned.

The supervisor directing firefighting at San Francisco airport after July's Asiana crash site was not told a teenage Chinese girl was on the ground, a report says.


The overwhelming feeling was one of numbed disbelief as hundreds gathered yesterday for a memorial service for three Chinese teenagers killed in the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco last month.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it implemented the change "to minimise distractions during a critical phase of flight". In the past, two planes could approach the main parallel runways at the same time in clear weather. Domestic carriers can still do that, but air traffic controllers are now staggering the arrivals of foreign carriers.


A fire engine that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor was not equipped with heat-sensing equipment that might have detected her in its path, a newspaper reported.


The blackened wreckage of the recent Asiana Airlines crash-landing in the United States has brought back stark memories for people involved in an eerily similar tragedy at Chek Lap Kok airport in 1999.


A Chinese teenager travelling on the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed in San Francisco died from injuries sustained after being run over by a motor vehicle, most likely a fire truck at the scene, local officials said on Saturday.


Beijing's municipal education authorities have ordered the city's primary and secondary schools to suspend all overseas study tours organised through for-profit tour groups following the deaths of three mainland pupils in an air crash in the United States nearly two weeks ago, report said yesterday.

A group of 83 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight which crash-landed in San Francisco has filed a lawsuit seeking millions from the aircraft's manufacturer Boeing, their lawyers said.


The potential compensation for people aboard Asiana Airlines flight 214 will probably be very different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the South Korean jet crash-landed.

Asiana Airlines said it was planning lawsuits against US transport authorities and a TV station for mistakenly confirming and airing false and offensive names for the pilots behind its fatal crash in San Francisco.

As a congressional aide in her 20s, Deborah Hersman stared down railroad executives after a series of West Virginia coal-train derailments, warning them to improve safety - or else.

The crash of Asiana Airlines' Boeing 777 jet at San Francisco International Airport is a wake-up call for the Korean aviation industry. In the mid-1990s, Korea's two flag carriers - Asiana and its bigger rival Korean Air - suffered a string of fatal incidents, which led to a downgrading of the nation's aviation safety rating in 1999.

The crash of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco triggered a competitive frenzy among the mainland media last week, as outlets scrambled to uncover compelling details about the victims and examine the overseas study tours had brought many passengers on board.

A San Francisco Bay Area television station and the US National Transportation Safety Board apologised after the station reported bogus names for the pilots on board the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed last week based on information from a summer intern at the board.

The death toll from the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco last weekend rose to three as a girl in critical condition since the accident died. Chinese state media identified her as Liu Yipeng. China News said she went to school in the city of Jiangshan, in Zhejiang province with the other two victims killed.

Two white wreaths adorned a platform at West Valley Christian Church, carrying the names of the girls, Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia , who died in the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco last Saturday. Pictures of the two, close friends who attended the same high school, were shown on big screens. A red wreath, symbolising China, read: "Our Love."

Before Asiana Airlines Flight 214 struck a sea wall at the edge of San Francisco International Airport last weekend, the Seoul-based carrier was planning a huge expansion of its fleet in the hope of capitalising on the surge in air traffic from Asia.

Passengers aboard the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco were initially told not to evacuate the aircraft after it skidded to a halt on the runway, a federal safety official said on Wednesday.


Beijing businesswoman Ge Yue does not know whether her daughter will one day study abroad. But she believes the three weeks the 13-year-old spent on a study tour of Britain last summer was valuable to her development in today's globalised world.

An accident has occurred involving a type of aircraft some of us will be travelling on this very day and operated by an airline popular with Hong Kong people flying to South Korea and North America.

The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco airport was not only too low but was so far off course that its pilots couldn't even see the runway just seconds before impact, US investigators said.


A coroner won't report for "at least two or three weeks" on whether one of the two Chinese girls who died in the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco was struck and killed by an emergency vehicle.


A comment by the top US air safety official, assessing the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco, sounds innocuous to the average ear, but it might amount to a link with a remarkable 1999 crash of a Boeing 747 in London, and the hierarchical structure of Korean culture.


New questions emerged yesterday over the legality of the summer study tour programme that the two Chinese students who died in Saturday's airliner crash in San Francisco were attending.

The evacuation of Asiana Flight 214 began badly. Even before the mangled jetliner began filling with smoke, two evacuation slides on the doors inflated inside the cabin instead of outside, pinning two flight attendants to the floor.


For three weeks, they would have seen America through the sunny lens of a southern California summer camp, learning about American customs and English idioms, visiting local theme parks and touring Stanford University and the Google campus.


The pilot at the controls of an Asiana plane that crashed-landed was guiding a Boeing 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried but failed to abort the landing after coming in too slowly, aviation and airline officials said.


An autopsy is being conducted to determine whether one of the two teenage Chinese girls who died in the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco was killed when she was run over by an emergency vehicle.


Shares in South Korea’s Asiana Airlines shed as much as 6.4 per cent on Monday after one of its passenger jets crashed at San Francisco airport over the weekend, killing two people and leaving 182 injured.

Wang Linjia, 16, and Ye Mengyuan, 17, were students at Jiangshan Middle School in eastern China. Reports say one of them may have been run over by an emergency vehicle at the scene of the crash in San Francisco.

China was in mourning yesterday for two teenage girls killed when a South Korean passenger jet crashed at San Francisco airport. Many reached out to their families, only too aware of the impact of the loss of an only child.

Saturday's crash was the first fatal accident involving a Boeing 777, a family of twin-engined long-haul aircraft that has been in service for the past 18 years. With more than five million flights, according to Boeing, it remains one of the industry's solid workhorses.

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 with 307 people on board crashed and burst into flames as it landed at San Francisco International Airport. Passengers included 141 Chinese, 77 South Koreans, 61 US citizens and one Japanese citizen.