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South Korea could impose 30 day ban on airlines involved in accidents

Asiana Airlines B777 crashed in San Francisco
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South Korea is considering imposing 30-day flight suspension on local airlines that are involved in accidents. The proposal is one of a list of measures drafted by the country's Aviation Safety Committee targeted at reducing the number of aviation accidents in the country.

The committee will present the draft to the country's ministry of land, infrastructure and transport this week. The ministry will finalise the measures after consultations with other government agencies.

Media reports in South Korea say the government typically fines airlines some won (W) 500 million ($471,031) as punishment for accidents. This measure has been seen as ineffective because of the relatively low figure.

The draft presented by the committee comes four months after an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crashed landed at San Francisco International airport, killing three passengers.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows that South Korean carriers have recorded 36 accidents over the last 10 years, accounting for 30 fatalities.

(NEWS) World of Aviation
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