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  • FILE - In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. Asiana Airlines says the Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had inadequate warning systems to alert the crew to problems with air speed. In a filing with the National Transportation Safety Board released on Monday March 31, 2014, the airline says there was no indication that the plane's autothrottle had stopped maintaining the set air speed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

    Asiana: Jet partly to blame in California crash

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

  • Couple pleads no contest in luggage theft

    A United Airlines employee and his wife have pleaded no contest to stealing luggage in the aftermath of the Asiana Airlines crash.

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Asiana Airlines has been penalized $500,000 for failing to assist family members of passengers on the flight that crashed last year at San Francisco airport, federal transportation officials said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Days after Asiana plane crash, families neglected

    When anguished family members first called for information about their loved ones aboard a wrecked Asiana Airlines plane, instead of getting answers they had to navigate an automated reservation system.

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Asiana Airlines has been penalized $500,000 for failing to assist family members of passengers on the flight that crashed last year at San Francisco airport, federal transportation officials said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Asiana Airlines fined $500K for failing to adequately help U.S. families after crash

    In the first penalty of its kind, federal transportation officials on Tuesday docked Asiana Airlines $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.

  • Firefighter alleges defamation over Asiana crash

    A San Francisco firefighter has filed a legal claim alleging fire officials falsely identified her to the media as the person responsible for killing a 16-year-old survivor of the Asiana Airlines crash, a newspaper reported.

  • SFC crash firefighter saw girl before hitting her

    Video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft and even warned a colleague. Yet two fire trucks subsequently ran over an injured passenger.

  • National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman speaks during an investigative hearing in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, into the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco in July. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    NTSB: Asiana captain in San Francisco crash worried about visual landing

    The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service because of construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.

  • ** FILE ** In this Saturday, July 6, 2013, aerial photo, the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane is seen after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    NTSB hearing on San Francisco airliner crash postponed

    Wintry weather has forced postponement of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the crash-landing of an Asiana jet at San Francisco International Airport in July. The agency said it hopes to reschedule the hearing to later in the week.

  • The wreckage of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is pictured after it crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Intern who confirmed fake Asiana pilots' names is 'very intelligent': NTSB

    The summer intern who confirmed to a California TV station that "Captain Sum Ting Wong" and three others piloted the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed July 6 at San Francisco International Airport is being described by the federal government as a "very intelligent young man."

  • In this image provided by the NTSB, investigators examine the wreckage at the scene of the Asiana Airline crash Sunday July 7, 2013. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB)

    Chinese state media identifies the third person to die as result of San Francisco plane crash

    The name of a girl who died of injuries suffered in the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco recently has emerged early Saturday.

  • The wreckage of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is pictured after it crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Hospital official confirms third victim to die from Asiana crash

    SAN FRANCISCO — A little girl who was aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed died Friday, the same day that authorities confirmed one of the two Chinese teenagers killed in the disaster was hit by a firetruck.

  • Pilot Lee Gang-guk reportedly tried to abort the landing of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International after realizing too late that the 777 was flying too slow and too low.
(Associated Press)

    San Francisco plane crash: Different tales from different countries

    While U.S. news accounts focused on safety questions, the actions of the pilots and the possible impact on the South Korean airline, South Korean media accounts have focused instead on scores of descriptive accounts of heroism and panic after Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two 16-year-old Chinese students and injuring 181 others.

  • The wreckage of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is pictured after it crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Terror, confusion, panic as Asiana plane crash-lands in San Francisco

    Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers' seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, escaping from thick billowing smoke. And amid the chaos, some urged fellow passengers to keep calm, even as flames tore through the fuselage of the Boeing 777.

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