Boeing 777 crashes while landing at San Francisco airport
A Boeing 777 jetliner crashed and burst into flames at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after a flight across the Pacific Ocean from South Korea. Early reports said at least two people were killed and dozens injured, but the full extent of the casualties was not clear.
The plane, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, came to rest in a field beside the runway ‚ÄĒ missing its tail, spewing black smoke and with most of the top of the fuselage ripped or burned off. Photos and video from the scene showed at least some passengers sliding down the emergency chutes and walking away.
Federal investigators said it was too early to determine a cause, but sources told NBC News that the pilot did not make a distress call before landing, and that it appeared the plane came in short and clipped a seawall with its tail. The plane crashed in favorable weather ‚ÄĒ partly cloudy skies and light wind....
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Have you guys heard the "rest of the story"? I just now heard it. The two 16yr old girls I posted about below...well, they actually SURVIVED the plane crash, but were mowed down by ab emergency vehicle at the scene. Imagine that...you are the parents knowing that your girls miraculously survived a plane crash, only to be killed by those who arrived at the scene to save lives.
Two 16yr old girls were killed. Boy, I just can't imagine losing a child. I just don't know how a parent ever goes on emotionally. I often think about the parents of children who have gone missing. Children who are never heard from again with the parents not knowing if their child is alive or dead; never having any closure. I think I would go mad.