Asiana Airlines Crash on Landing at SFO

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    1000473_10151468035507452_556651770_n.jpg An Asiana Airlines plane has been involved in some type of crash while landing at San Francisco International Airport, FAA says.

    Flight was in bound from Seoul, South Korea.

    San Francisco EMS reports that 290 passengers were onboard and one infant.

    More to follow
     
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    The aircraft is a 777 and is on fire... image.jpg
     
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    Video from youtube...

     
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    CNN showing live coverage... tail section is completely broken off the plane... and both engines... calling it a crash landing... no mayday or emergency landing called prior to touchdown...
     
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    Initial footage appears to show the aircraft glide slope was too low and hit tail first at the approach end prior to the runway...
     
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    Go check out Twitter. Try following #SFO. There has been play-by-play pretty much since it happened.
     
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    That burned-out roof is terrifying.
     
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    Twitter definitely had best personal reporting first 2 hours; local news now getting better factual info vs speculation. SFO still closed; nearby OAK & SJC picking up most incoming INTL flts; others being rerouted. Confirmed, 2 dead & multiple injuries but now appears that almost all walked away. Amazing!
    Pictures from onboard passenger after crash landing: https://path.com/p/1lwrZb
    Flight Aware has already done a comparison of yesterdays same flight approach & landing vs todays. https://twitter.com/sbaker/status/353611787750494208/photo/1
    Dropbox has released tower recording: https://www.dropbox.com/s/04qqum874iz4ijr/KSFO-Tower-18:22Z.mp3
     
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    Figure I'll add that EK, BA and AF have all diverted to SEA.
     
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    NZ diverted to LAX
     
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    Makes sense: polar routes diverted north and south diverted south.
     
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    SQ diverted to SMF
     
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    Needless to say this is an operations nightmare (on top of everything else). With the earlier closure and now only 2 runways at SFO, it might take a while to get things back on track.
     
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    For SFO, worst major commercial airline crash in 75 years* but emergency response has been great. Local hospitals have confirmed they are treating 131 passengers, about 40% serious injuries, 12 critical, remainder minor.
    SFO has reopened 2 runways https://twitter.com/flySFO/status/353641710233985024 but advises operations will be irregular for a time.
    Whatever the cause, when you see the crash pictures & videos, it's amazing that so many survived & walked away. Thoughts & prayers to everyone on board, their families, loved ones & all emergency responders.

    *corrected fact on SFO Crash history
    Since the advent of commercial aviation, there have been only a handful of fatal crashes of commercial airliners at or near San Francisco's airport:
    Feb. 9, 1937: United Airlines transport liner circled the airport, then crashed into the bay, killing 11.
    Sept. 12, 1951: A United Airlines Stratocruiser plunges into the bay during a training exercise. All three crew members died.
    April 20, 1953: Western Airlines DC-6B plunged into the bay after takeoff, killing 10.
    Oct. 29, 1953: British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines Flight 304, a Douglas DC-6B, crashed into a mountain southeast of Half Moon Bay en route to SFO. All 19 people aboard died.
    Feb. 20, 1959: A Pan American DC-7C crashed and burned on the runway. The three crew members survived.
    Feb. 3, 1963: Slick Airways' Constellation airliner crashed and burned, killing the four people on board.
    Dec. 24, 1964: Flying Tiger Line Flight 282, an L-1049H, crashed into Sweeney's Ridge due to an unexplained course change, killing all three on board.
    June 28, 1965: A blazing engine and wing tore loose from a Pan American flight leaving SFO, but landed safely at Travis Air Force Base.
    Nov. 22, 1968: Japan Airlines Flight 2, a Douglas DC-8, crashed into the bay due to pilot error. All aboard survived.
    July 30, 1971: Pan Am Flight 845, a Boeing 747, struck navigational aids at the end of the runway 1R. None of the 218 people on board died.
    Sept. 13, 1972: A TWA 707 cargo plane crashed into the bay on takeoff. The three crew members survived.
    June 28, 2008: An ABX Air Boeing 767 cargo plane caught fire and was seriously damaged. The pilots escaped uninjured.
    July 6, 2013: An Asiana Boeing 777 crashes on landing. Two people die, 181 injured, 183 uninjured.
     
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    Didn't a JAL flight crash on landing in SFO just before the runway some years back?

    From Wiki -
    1968 November 22 – Japan Airlines Flight 2, a Douglas DC-8, ditches in San Francisco Bay as a result of pilot error, all on board survive.

    I am on a flight from DFW-DCA, delayed because inbound was coming from SFO (AA 1432 - SFO-DFW-DCA). The inbound to SFO was diverted to SJC, and then left SJC to go back to DFW about 3-4 hours later. Maybe some people were bused down to SJC. But flights after that were cancelled to SFO. Although there are now two AA flight # 1432's flying right now. SJC-DFW and DFW-DCA with same flight number.

    AA put another aircraft on our flight from DFW-DCA. I heard the captain say he was originally flying DFW-SFO, then rescheduled to do DFW-SJC, but then reassigned to DFW-DCA. So ripple effect here.
     
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    Cable news is reporting that China Air (maybe they mean Air China) diverted to LAX and passengers are being bused, about an eight hour trip.
     
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    Cova - safe onward journey.

     
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    Yes CA985 (Air China) ended up diverting to LAX from PEK
    CI 4 (China Airlines) ended up arriving in SFO from TPE, no diversion because I believe it was before the crash.
     
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    I also heard there was at least one flight, AA, diverted to RNO.
     
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    And once again footage of pax evacuating with their carry-on (looked like roll aboard?!)...
     
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    While someone might have grabbed their carry on, I would also consider that the force of the impact might have knocked carry-ons and other items into the aisle. It might be nothing more than someone that pulled it from the aisle so other passengers could get through and kept carrying it because they didn't know what to do with it.
     
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    I also heard on tv that some people had spinal injuries from being thrown onto the ceiling. They cannnot have used their seat belts.
     
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    It was reported the OH bins opened on impact and spilled luggage onto the pax.
     

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