Take Two for July 9, 2013

Many lawsuits likely to follow Asiana Airlines accident

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

The wreckage of Asiana Flight 214, a Boeing 777 airliner, is seen after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport Saturday. The crash-landing killed two teenage Chinese girls, the airline says.

An update on the Asiana Airlines plane that clipped a seawall and crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two 16-year-olds and injuring at least 50 others.

American and South Korean investigators today are questioning two of the four pilots of the plane. The other two pilots were questioned yesterday. Investigators want to know why the Boeing 777's speed was too slow to land safely, and why no one realized it in time. And they'll also be talking with air controllers.

Focus now is also turning to the lawsuits that will likely come in the wake of this crash.

Steven Marks is an aviation trial lawyer representing victims of air disasters. He's been involved in virtually every major air disaster in the last 25 years.


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