The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Asiana Airlines $500,000, saying the South Korean carrier failed to adhere to its family assistance plan following the July 6 crash of Asiana flight 214, a Boeing 777, at San Francisco International Airport. It is the first time that DOT has issued such a fine. DOT said in a statement issued Tuesday that for approximately one day following the crash, Asiana failed to widely publicize any telephone number for family members of those ...

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