TOKYO, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Asiana Airlines has said it will compensate all passengers aboard its flight that skidded off the runway at a Japanese airport last week.
South Korea’s second-largest flag carrier said on its Japanese website in a Saturday post that passengers who were on board Asiana flight OZ162 from Seoul to Hiroshima in western Japan on Tuesday will be paid US$5,000 each in damages.
More than 70 passengers were on board and 25 of them injured. None of them, however, were seriously hurt.
Asiana has since suspended all of its flights to Hiroshima pending safety checks.
The airlines said it hopes to “offer a solatium to passengers for various kinds of inconveniences” the accident may have caused.
The Japan Transport Safety Board says the flight appears to have run into a localizer, a gate-like structure, located about 300 meters from the start of the runway.