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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Asiana Airline CEO Flies to San Francisco to Personally Apologize to Victims of Plane Crash

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 2:55 PM

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Asiana Airline CEO Yoon Young-Doo has reportedly landed in San Francisco today where he plans to give a face-to-face apology to those passengers who were on flight 214 when it crashed at SFO over the weekend.

The airline executive already offered up his condolences as well as an apology and a few bows to the families of the two16-year-old girls who were killed in the Saturday morning crash. The CEO greeted the families Monday as they prepared to board a plane in Seoul bound for San Francisco where they would be reunited with their children.

That greeting didn't go over well, as you can see here:

The CEO hopped a plane himself this morning, flying the exact same route Asiana flight 214 took to get to San Francisco. He reportedly landed today, and plans to tour the crash site as well as visit injured passengers during his trip to offer up a "sincere apology."

The plane made a crash landing Saturday morning before noon, killing two and injuring dozens more. A citizen captured footage of the plane as it was landing, which could be helpful in the investigation. Although federal authorities have not said the pilot was at fault, the airline says the crash was not due to a mechanical failure.

The pilot, Lee Kang-gook, was still in training when he attempted to land aircraft. He had flown from Seoul to San Francisco several times before, but this was his first time to land a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport, according to the airlines.

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