Authorities have announced that there are two people dead after Boeing 777 crashed in San Franciso International Airport on Saturday. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 arriving from Seoul, South Korea crashed while landing.
Witnesses said that the plane bucked up, then slammed down. “Something happened before it hit. I didn’t see or hear it but it caught the other fishermen’s attention and they all look down but what I’ve saw was as if it was coming to land and in the last minute you could see the front end bucked up and then slammed down. And then, it went from there and eventually a big explosion,” according to Mike Murphy, one of the witness to the plane crash. The plane was carrying 291 passengers and 16 crew members.
Roughly 130 were rushed to area hospitals, including 10 people in critical condition, fire officials said. Another 60 people remained unaccounted for hours after Flight 214 crashes in San Francisco, officials said.
Investigators will delve into every aspect of the flight. “The approach (Flight 214) was more shallow and it should have been that they landed or the touchdown point was far-short of what they have intended. They should have never been to that close of hitting the seawall at the edge of the runway like that,” said former Boeing Aviation-safety engineer, Todd Curits on his interview with CNN.
“One question that I would like to ask to those pilots is, ‘Was their anything going on in the minutes or the hours leading up to the landing? Were you were taken-off on your usual schedule or were you were doing things that were not on the check-list, or were you not following procedures? Was there anything out of place or out of the ordinary prior to the landing?” Curtis‘ last words before Live CNN‘s commercial break.
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