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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the San Francisco plane crash

New York, 7 July 2013

The Secretary-General was saddened to learn about the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines aircraft in San Francisco, California.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences and sympathy to the families who lost their loved ones, injured and all those affected by the accident. His thoughts go to the Government and people of the Republic of Korea. At the same time, he also conveys his sympathy to the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China, homes to most of the casualties.

The Secretary-General also appreciates the quick and effective response by the United States authorities that helped minimize the casualties.

Statements on 7 July 2013