Asiana Fined $500,000 by US Department of Transportation
25 February 2014 | Kenyon International Emergency Services
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Asiana $500,000 for failing to provide proper family assistance following the crash of Flight 214 and failing to file an accurate family assistance plan. Back in September, prompted by an investigation by Associated Press reporter Justin Pritchard, the US DOT began a review Asiana's post-crash plan. This is the first time an airline has been fined for failing to adhere to the Foreign Air Carrier Family Support Act of 1997, requiring, among many other things, prompt and generous assistance to the loved ones of crash victims.