The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has stated that South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines, violated federal law last July by failing to adhere to the assurances in its family assistance plan following the crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport. DOT fined Asiana $500,000 and ordered the airline to cease and desist from further violations. This is the first time that DOT has issued a fine under this statute. “In the very rare event of a crash, airlines have a responsibility to provide their full support to help passengers and their families by following all the elements

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