Month: July 2013

Two Fatalities As Asiana Boeing 777-200ER Crashes While Landing In San Francisco

Two Fatalities As Asiana Boeing 777-200ER Crashes While Landing In San Francisco

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  2 fatalities were reported after an Asiana Boeing 777-28E(ER) crashed while landing at San Francisco International airport (KSFO) Saturday in midday. Only SFO twitter's account was operational indicating that Asiana Flight 214 arriving from Seoul had crashed during landing. The airport was subsequently closed to all traffic until announcement that 2 runways would be re-opened by 3:30pm PST. Cbsnews online indicated that witnesses had seen the aircraft approaching the runway at a weird angle before hitting the ground, causing the tail to completely separate from the rest of the fuselage. Pictures from the crash site revealed that the 777-200 which had come to rest on its belly had been severely impacted by an ensuing fires. With debris strewn around the runway and with tail, landin...