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Asiana Airlines penalized by U.S. government for not helping passengers' families after crash

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The U.S. government slapped Asiana Airlines with a $50,000 penalty for failing to properly help family members of passengers after last July's crash at San Francisco airport, reports the Associated Press. Per an investigation carried out by the Department of Transportation, the airline was criticized for taking up to five days to reach all of 300 passengers' families on board the jetliner. This is the first time this fine been levied by the government — no other airlines have ever broken the U.S.'s laws "that require prompt and generous assistance to the loved ones of crash victims" before.