After the Asiana Airlines plane crash at San Francisco International Airport, various U.S. government agencies delayed victims for hours, while family members had to go through numerous security screenings before being reunited with their loved ones.
After the plane crash, which claimed two lives, passengers walked to the international terminal, where they waited up to five hours to be reunited with friends and family, noted the Los Angeles Times.
According to police, the tragic situation was made more difficult by the numerous security screenings and hours of interviews by government agencies.
To meet the victims, family members and friends were interviewed, searched and vetted by the TSA, United Airlines workers, as well as U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents. No word on why three different security checks had to be performed.
One passenger, Veddpal Singh, had gotten separated from his wife and son after the flight.
"My wife, my wife," said Singh. "Where is my wife?" He suffered a broken collarbone in the crash, was taken to the hospital, but had returned to the airport to find his family.
Source: Los Angeles Times