Asiana Survivors Get Initial Compensation
Published Aug 11, 2013 at 8:41 PM | Updated at 8:50 PM PDT on 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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