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San Francisco Approves $3.45 Million Airport Settlement

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San Francisco supervisors approved a $3.45 million settlement from Asiana Airlines for an airport crash that killed three people and injured nearly 200.

Tuesday's vote was unanimous and without comment.

San Francisco's city attorney had called the proposed settlement "the final chapter in the sad tragedy" caused when Asiana Flight 214 clipped a seawall on an approach to San Francisco International Airport and burst into flames on the runway July 6, 2013.

About $1.2 million of the settlement will go toward the city's legal costs and another $1.6 million to the airport for damages stemming from the crash. The settlement also calls for Asiana to compensate San Francisco's aviation insurer.

Representatives for the South Korean airliner did not provide immediate comment.

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