Passenger Severely Injured in Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash Calls on Airline to Ensure Proficiency of Its Pilots in Landing

  Passenger Severely Injured in Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash Calls on
  Airline to Ensure Proficiency of Its Pilots in Landing Procedures and Safety
  Protocols

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SAN FRANCISCO -- October 2, 2013

Fabrice Vincent of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann &
Bernstein, LLP and Alan W. Mortensen of Dewsnup, King & Olsen in Salt Lake
City announced that Zhang Xiao Ping, a resident of the U.S., filed a lawsuit
today against Asiana Airlines and The Boeing Company for the severe injuries
she suffered on July 6, 2013, when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San
Francisco International Airport. The crash caused passengers, including Ms.
Ping, to be jolted in all directions and many were violently thrown about the
cabin. Ms. Ping suffered multiple traumatic and life-altering injuries in the
crash including neck and back fractures.

“What should have been a routine landing became a fatal catastrophe when the
Asiana Boeing 777-200ER aircraft came in too low and too slow to safely land,”
stated Vincent, counsel for Ms. Ping. “Given the alleged gross negligence of
Asiana pilots on Flight 214, Ms. Ping in her complaint calls on the Court to
mandate that all Asiana pilots receive comprehensive training and demonstrate
minimum proficiency in landing procedures and basic safety protocols.”

In perfectly clear weather, the Asiana aircraft landed far short of the runway
threshold, striking the seawall that projects into the bay and separating the
tail section from the aircraft’s fuselage. At least 180 of the aircraft’s 291
passengers suffered physical injuries, and three teenage passengers died.

The complaint charges that the accident was the result of the failure of the
pilot and flight crew to follow well-established cockpit and landing
protocols, combined with deficient training. The pilot and flight crew had set
the airspeed of the aircraft at 137 knots, the minimum speed necessary for a
safe landing, and assumed the auto-throttle control system would maintain this
speed. They became aware of the plane’s actual speed only seconds before the
crash, and did not realize that the auto-throttle control system was not
engaged.

The complaint further alleges that Boeing was negligent in the design of its
low airspeed warning system as its 777 aircraft lacks a repeated aural warning
of "Low Speed" found in other Boeing aircraft.

About Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser attorneys are committed to upholding the rights of aviation
disaster victims and promoting aviation safety.

Survivors of the Asiana SFO crash are welcome to contact attorney Fabrice
Vincent in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser toll free at
1-800-541-7358 or by visiting our website. We will answer your questions on
the Asiana lawsuit and the legal duties of Asiana Airlines and The Boeing
Company to the passengers injured in the Asiana SFO crash for free and with no
obligation on your part.

You can read more information about Lieff Cabraser's accident and injury law
practice.

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Contact:

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Berrnstein, LLP
Fabrice Vincent, 415-956-1000
Lexi Hazam, 415-956-1000
or
Dewsnup, King & Olsen
Alan W. Mortensen, 800-404-8520
 
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