Asiana Airlines Faces New Suit From Passengers Aboard 2013 Crash

Asiana Airlines is facing a new class-action lawsuit from passengers on the plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport nearly two years ago.

Three teenagers from China died in the July 2013 crash of flight 214 while more than 180 of the 300 passengers were injured.

According to Reuters News Service, the lawsuit, filed in South Korea, was brought by 53 passengers seeking compensation for “injuries, mental distress and damage to property.” There was a previous lawsuit filed in the U.S. by 72 passengers, which later settled for an undisclosed amount.

The Korea Herald reported that among the passengers filing the suit are 27 South Koreans, 25 Chinese and one Indian, Jason Ha, who is a lawyer at Barun Law which filed the complaint on June 26. Any action taken against the airline must be made within two years of the incident.

The lawsuit seeks about $30 million in damages for the passengers who suffered injuries.

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