Fil-Am, 2 sons injured in Asiana crash

Paterno Esmaquel II
The Filipino-American woman and her 2 children have been discharged from the hospital, the Philippine consulate says

CRASH. Passengers evacuate the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco Airport. Photo by David Eun via Path.com

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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Paterno Esmaquel II

Paterno R. Esmaquel II, news editor of Rappler, specializes in covering religion and foreign affairs. He obtained his MA Journalism degree from Ateneo and later finished MSc Asian Studies (Religions in Plural Societies) at RSIS, Singapore. For story ideas or feedback, email him at pat.esmaquel@rappler.com.