Asiana to pay San Francisco $3.5 million for 2013 plane crash

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
FILE - In this July 6, 2013, aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco.
FILE - In this July 6, 2013, aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Asiana Airlines will pay nearly $3.5 million to San Francisco for a deadly crash three years ago.

Supervisors Tuesday approved the settlement.

Asiana Flight 214 clipped the seawall at the San Francisco International Airport and slammed down on the runway, killing three Chinese students in July of 2013.

Pilot error is blamed.

The settlement money will cover the city's legal costs and airport repairs.

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