National News
Asiana Flight 214 Update
By Alice Perez
Jul 7, 2013 - 9:15:53 AM

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SAN FRANCISCO—On Saturday, July 6, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, crash landed at San Francisco International Airport. The aircraft clipped the seawall barrier causing the tail to tear off and the plane to crash land. According to reports, the plane was landing after a 10 ½ hour flight entering into its final approach at approximately at 11:27 a.m. when it crash landed.

Witnesses from various vantage points indicated that the landing of the plane was unusual with the tail of the plane hitting the seawall barrier as the plane was landing. Rescuers arrived at approximately 11:35 a.m. to help passengers off the plane.

Investigators indicated there were a total of 307 people on board; 291 passengers and 16 crew members. At approximately 1:00 p.m., 182 people were taken to area hospitals around San Francisco; 49 of them are in critical condition and two were confirmed dead, identified as 16-year-old Chinese girls.

 

Many of the passengers helped one another to get off the plane.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are still investigating the cause of the plane crash.  



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