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Asiana Airlines Offers Crash Survivors $10,000 Each

August 13, 2013

Asiana Airlines offered $10,000 to each survivor of a plane crash in San Francisco last month, but denies responsibility for the crash.

A spokesperson for the South Korean airline said the $10,000 payout isn’t intended to deter any future claims against Asiana. Rather, it is an advance payment of the full insurance claims, which will take months or more to pay out.

The airline said it decided to award advance compensation based on standard global practice, although offering advance payments is not typical in South Korea.

Asiana Flight 214 crashed during landing at the San Francisco international airport on July 6.

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