DOT fines Asiana for family assistance plan failures after San Francisco crash

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Asiana Airlines $500,000, saying the South Korean carrier failed to adhere to its family assistance plan following the July 6 crash of Asiana flight 214, a Boeing 777, at San Francisco International Airport. It is the first time that DOT has issued such a fine. DOT said in a…

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Asiana 777 pilot: SFO visual approach landing ‘very stressful’

The pilot at the controls of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 when it crashed in July at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has admitted to investigators he was “very concerned” about his ability to perform a visual approach landing on SFO’s runway 28L. Gang-Guk Lee, a veteran Asiana pilot, was in the midst of a familiarization training period on the Boeing…

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