Asiana Fined $500,000 For Not Aiding Families After July Crash

(Washington, DC) -- The Department of Transportation is imposing an unprecedented 500-thousand dollar fine on Asiana Airlines. The department says Asiana violated federal law by failing to assist family members of passengers on a flight that crashed last July in Northern California. Three people died and more than 180 were injured when Flight 214 came down short of the runway's threshold at San Francisco International Airport. For about a day following the crash, Asiana didn't widely publicize a phone number for family members of those who were onboard. As a result, the only number most people knew to call was Asiana's toll-free reservations line.