Initial Compensation

Asiana Survivors Offered $10K

It’s not much for a newfound lifelong fear of flying. Survivors of the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed on the San Francisco International Airport tarmac last month, killing three, have made an offer of $10,000 per passenger in initial compensation. But legal analysts say this “down payment” dollar amount could rise significantly after variables like each passenger’s nationality, point of origin, and ticket type are reviewed. Those rendered disabled by the crash, and the families of the three girls killed could sue for millions. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is in the midst of an investigation, and an Asiana spokeswoman said the airline might hike the settlement after the inquiry’s findings.