MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine consulate in San Francisco, California on Tuesday, July 9, confirmed that a Filipino-American woman and her two sons sustained injuries after an Asiana plane crashed last weekend.
The Philippine embassy in the United States relayed this information through its Twitter account Tuesday night.
Philippine Consul General Marciano Paynor Jr said the injured Filipino-American passenger was Maricel Anino Knaus of Fort Collins, Colorado, along with her two sons.
Knaus and her sons have been discharged from the San Francisco General Hospital, Paynor said.
Knaus’ relatives in Cebu sought the assistance of broadcast giant ABS-CBN in checking on her conditions. ABS-CBN, then, relayed this information to the Philippine consulate.
Last Sunday, July 7 (Philippine time), an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport, killing two people and injuring 182.
The 7-year-old plane had no known mechanical problems, the Asiana Airlines CEO said. – Rappler.com
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