All You Need To Know About The San Francisco Plane Crash

Earnest-Pettie by Earnest-Pettie on Jul. 06, 2013

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A Boeing 777 being operated by Asiana Airlines (Asiana Flight 214), flying into San Francisco from Seoul, crashed at the San Francisco International airport. The plane was coming in for landing at 11:30 AM and had its landing gear down. Initial pictures surfacing on social media showed the fuselage having been broken apart. Smoke billowed from the plane as passengers escaped the wreckage via emergency slides.  It was a three-alarm fire, which means three fire stations responded to the call. Although initial reports from eyewitnesses and passengers indicated that everyone was ok, later reports stated that two people were dead and sixty-one were injured. Many people inside San Francisco International Airport (SFO) posted tweets, videos, and photos of the situation as it unfolded.

We will continue to update this page as information and media become available.

Update: We're adding a link to the live audio feed for Fire and EMS: You can listen to that here

Update 2: Adding another angle of the crash from another video.

Update 3: All 303 people on board the plane have been accounted for. No deaths. One critical injury.

Update 4: Press conference at 1:30

Update 5: 2 people reported killed and 61 reported injured.

Update 6: 2 Chinese girls have died, Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia.

Update 7: The CEO of the airline has ruled out mechanical failure and offered his apologies for the accient.

Update 8: Several eyewitnesses have said the plane appeared to be approaching the airport lower than most planes. This correlates with passenger accounts that the plane appared to be getting low too soon and the pilots revved the engines right before the crash.

Update 9: The plane struck the seawall at the end of the runway either on the back landing gear or tail before bouncing and coming to a stop. A fire broke out and many passengers suffered burn injuries.

Update 10: The NTSB, FBI, and FAA have not ruled out any reason for the crash.

Update 11: Gallery added at the end of the blog post.

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-Earnest (twitter)