Asiana Airlines said that it would enhance training for pilots seeking to convert to flying new aircraft, part of a series of measures it is undertaking after the fatal crash. Asiana Airlines will ... more 
Asiana Airlines said that it would enhance training for pilots seeking to convert to flying new aircraft, part of a series of measures it is undertaking after the fatal crash. Asiana Airlines will sue the Bay Area TV station that broadcast the incorrect names of the pilots on its jet that crash landed at San Francisco International Airport. KTVU aired a report that falsely stated the pilots' names. The network issued an apology and posted a statement on its website explaining the mistake, but it initially said those names were confirmed by "an NTSB official," who turned out to be an intern. When the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 goes to court, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed. An international treaty governs compensation to passengers harmed by international air travel ? from damaged luggage to crippling injuries and death. The pact is likely to close U.S. courts to many foreigners, forcing them to pursue claims in Asia and elsewhere, where lawsuits are rarer, harder to win and offer smaller payouts. less 
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