Cambodian airline ordered to pay crash compensation
PMT Air, the Cambodian airline involved in a fatal crash in 2007, has been ordered to pay KRW3.2 billion (US$2.8 million) in compensation to families of victims killed in the disaster, the Phnom Penh Post has reported. Thirteen South Korean tourists were among 22 people killed when the airline’s Antonov 24 plane crash in bad weather in Cambodia’s southern Kampot province. Now a Korean court has ruled in favour of 11 families, who claim the accident was caused by human error and mechanical defects. PMT Air ceased operations in 2008 following the crash.