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Asiana Airlines apologises for San Francisco accident
Seoul, July 8, 2013

ASIANA Airlines' CEO has apologised for the crash-landing of the carrier's San Francisco-bound flight, which cost two passengers their lives and injured more.


In a media statement released yesterday, the airline’s top executive, Young-Doo Yoon, said: “We at Asiana Airlines would like (to) express our utmost sympathy and regret for the distress experienced by the passengers of flight OZ214 and their families as a result of this accident.”


“We apologise most deeply.”


The airline said it would continue to cooperate fully with both US and South Korean governmental institutions in the investigation into the crash, and has established an emergency response centre at its headquarters to do so.


It has also dispatched a special flight carrying Asiana staff members from Seoul to San Francisco to assist those affected by the incident.


Asiana Airlines’ OZ214, ferrying 291 passengers and 16 cabin crew, departed Incheon International Airport and met with distress upon its landing at San Francisco International Airport’s runway 28.

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