Asiana to pay $15K to store burned jet 

click to enlarge In this July 6, 2013, file photo, firefighters, lower center, stand by a tarpaulin sheet covering the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. - AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ
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  • In this July 6, 2013, file photo, firefighters, lower center, stand by a tarpaulin sheet covering the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco.

Renting in San Francisco is a costly affair, even if you're just leasing space to store your charred airplane.

Asiana Airlines is being charged $15,000 by San Francisco International Airport to keep the wreckage from the fatal July 6 crash at the hub for two weeks, said SFO spokesman Doug Yakel. Asiana has been given until July 26 to remove the wreckage.

Yakel said SFO does not plan to extend that deadline.

The husk of the Boeing 777 was moved early Friday to a remote stretch of airport land that cannot be seen by passengers in the terminals.

SFO and other entities also have initiated the process of recovering from the South Korea-based airline costs incurred following the crash, which killed three people and injured dozens more.

Those costs include cleanup of spilled jet fuel and other materials emanating from the downed jetliner, along with man-hours for airport personnel and police and fire crews working overtime.

United Airlines contracted with an airline salvage company to move the remains. Yakel said United runs a large maintenance operation at SFO and "had a ready, established contract at the airport for recovery." It's also an Asiana marketing partner.

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