S Korean court orders airline to compensate families of crash victims

A Seoul court Friday ordered a Cambodian airline to pay 3.2 billion won (USD 2.8 million) in compensation to the families of passengers who died in a 2007 plane crash, sources said.

Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 15:15 PM IST

Seoul: A Seoul court Friday ordered a
Cambodian airline to pay 3.2 billion won (USD 2.8 million) in
compensation to the families of passengers who died in a 2007
plane crash, sources said.
PMTair`s Antonov An-24 crashed in southern Cambodia in
June 2007 on its way to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville
from Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap. All 44
passengers aboard were killed in the accident, including 13
tourists from South Korea.
Eleven family members of the deceased had filed a suit in
2008 seeking 4.5 billion won in compensation, claiming the
accident was caused by defects in the small passenger plane as
well mistakes by pilots and the local control tower.

PTI