The South Korean government said today it plans to hold a safety inspection meeting with officials from eight local airlines, one day after an Asiana airplane veered off the runway while landing at Japan’s Hiroshima airport, injuring 18 passengers.
The accident quickly renewed airline safety concerns, which first attracted special attention in July 2013 after a passenger jet also operated by Asiana Airlines Co. crashed upon landing in San Francisco, killing three passengers and injuring some 180 others.
Today’s meeting, to be held at Gimpo International Airport, will involve the heads of all eight local carriers, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
The ministry noted the cause of the latest accident has yet to be identified.
Source: Busan eFM News
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