Asiana Survivors Get Initial Compensation
In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. The pilot at the controls of airliner had just 43 hours of flight time in the Boeing 777 and was landing one for the first time at San Francisco International. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Updated at 8:50 PM PST on Sunday, Aug 11, 2013
Survivors on the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport last month will get an initial $10,000 in compensation.
The amount is to cover medical and transportation costs. 288 passengers who survived the crash are eligible for the payment.
The carrier may pay more after the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board completes its investigation into the accident.
Three people died when the Asiana Boeing 777 struck a seawall short of a runway at SFO on July 6, sending the plane spinning off the tarmac.
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Published at 8:41 PM PST on Aug 11, 2013