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Asiana Airlines settles 72 injury claims from San Francisco crash

A settlement between Asiana Airlines Inc. and 72 passengers who filed personal injury claims has been reached, although dozens of remaining cases have yet to be resolved, the Salt Lake Tribune reported on March 18.

Two years ago, the Boeing 777 airplane owned by Asiana Airlines crashed its landing in San Francisco, resulting in three deaths and almost 200 wounded.

How much compensation was given to these injured victims was not disclosed in the court filing. According to reports, the people who had agreed to settlements were those who had less serious injuries.

Inherent complexities in the design of the Boeing 777 airplane has resulted in some blame placed on the aircraft-maker, while U.S. safety investigators believed that the pilots had committed errors that resulted in the crash.

The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville are dedicated to representing personal injury victims who have suffered due to the negligent actions of other people or parties. Call our offices at (502) 584-5050 today to learn about your legal options for pursuing financial compensation from those responsible.


Airbus to install detachable black boxes in planes

Airbus SAS chief product security officer Pascal Andrei told a forum of the National Transportation Safety Board on October 7 that the company is making arrangements and working with its suppliers to fill its airplanes with data and cockpit voice recorders that eject in the case of an accident, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

The ejected black boxes, which contain emergency locator transmitters, would float on the ocean’s surface, making them easier to find. These devices come in the wake of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which went missing in March.

Andrei said that the deployable recorders will be included in the company’s A350 and A380 airliners, which are made for long-haul flights across the ocean.

Air travel is a convenient way of traveling, but it also poses some risks to commuters. Should you encounter an accident while onboard a commercial airplane, call our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville, Kentucky at (502) 584-5050 so we can represent you in your legal pursuit of financial compensation.