Chinese airlines to offer help after Asiana crash

Updated: 2013-07-07 18:40


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BEIJING - The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said Sunday that Chinese airlines will make all efforts to assist Chinese passengers in the wake of Saturday's Asiana Airlines crash.

Two Chinese women have been confirmed dead and 130 others were injured when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 made a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

A total of 141 Chinese citizens were among the 291 passengers aboard the Asiana Airlines flight bound for San Francisco from Seoul.

CAAC head Li Jiaxiang said the San Francisco offices of Air China and China Eastern Airlines will offer assistance to Chinese passengers and their family members.

CAAC expressed condolences and showed great concern for the victims and those injured in the crash.

Live report of air crash in San Francisco