Asiana to pay San Francisco $3.45 million over 2013 crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering a $3.45 million payout from Asiana Airlines to settle claims from an airport crash that killed three people and injured nearly 200.

The proposed settlement is scheduled to be heard in committee before it goes to the full board for a vote.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Wednesday called the 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 in July 2013.

U.S. safety investigators blamed the pilots, saying they bungled the landing approach. But the National Transportation Safety Board also faulted the Boeing 777’s auto-throttle and auto-flight director.

In 2015, 72 passengers settled their lawsuits against the Korean airliner.

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