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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.

Related Reading

  • Read insights about what this fine means from Kenyon's CEO, Robert A. Jensen, on his blog.

  • Read the official US DOT press release here:

  • Read more of Justin Pritchard's coverage for the AP with comments from Kenyon's CEO:

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