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 ... more 
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. There is no evidence at this stage that a fire that broke out on a Boeing Dreamliner at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday was linked to the aircraft's batteries, Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) said. less 
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Mon, Jul 15, 2013 10:43 AM EDT