Asiana Airlines would like to provide a brief update on the status of the HL7742 incident.
Asiana Airlines is putting forth great effort to assist the families of the passengers on flightHL7742. As of this afternoon, family members of 6 passengers have departed for San Francisco, and families of another 4 Korean passengers are scheduled to depart at 5:25pm local time. Furthermore, 5 more families will be departing tomorrow and 2 more on the 12th.
With regard to the Chinese passengers, one of our employees is escorting 12 family members and 6 government officials from Shanghai. The group departed last night and is on their way to San Francisco via Incheon. We would like to take this moment to again express our deep regret and offer our most sincere condolences.
In San Francisco, Asiana employees in coordination with United Airlines employees are devoting all their energy in providing on-site assistance and aid. Asiana will be dispatching 13 more employees to ensure a more smooth operation.
Moreover, 5 Korean passengers who were on flight HL7742 is scheduled to return this evening at 5:28pm. We will spare no efforts in providing assistance that the passengers may need. President & CEO, Young-Doo Yoon will also be traveling to San Francisco this afternoon to get a better understanding of the situation and to provide any additional assistance needed.
Asiana Airlines will continue to exert great effort in providing assistance and on the ongoing investigation