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First reports say the tail fell off just before landing, the plan is upside down on its back on the Runway, more info will be coming.

 

 

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Just came on to pass on the news if someone else had not. Thoughts with the families of everyone on board, hope none of our bros were on the plane...

 

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/boeing-777-crashes-while-landing-sfo/nYfcx/

 

 

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A plane crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport Saturday morning after its tail came off while it was touching down on the runway.

According to a witness, around 11:20 a.m. the plane was just about to land -- its landing gear had come down -- when the tail of the plane came off.

After wobbling for a minute, the aircraft flipped upside down, coming to a stop on runway on it's back.

The plane, reportedly a Boeing 777, was coming from South Korea, according to flight tracking information.

 

 

 
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any casualities?

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looks like the back of the plan broke off because of a hard landing, the main part of the plane is upright, can see pics now of the emergency slides deployed...  tail section was on fire, its out now, there will probably be some fatalities, but many will have survived...

 

sounds like the plane's tail hit on landing, bad attitude on landing...  more will be revealed of course...

 

now seeing pics that show extensive fire damage to main fuselage... both wings are still in place, so this plane did not roll or anything...

 

hope the passengers got off before the fire...

 

looking pretty bad...

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still no report on injuries/deaths...  did see a pic that was tweeted showing many people getting away from the plane, so hopefully the fire started slowly enough for complete evacuation...  

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Great to hear that many people survived. 

Hope everyone has...horrible news. 

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From the photo looks like fire was on the right side, doesn't appear to be much panic.  But an hour later the entire cabin is a burned out wreck.  Pray they all got off safely.

 

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Great news indeed, sounds like most if not all got off alive, though some injuries. Still scary as hell.

 

Looking more and more like it was a bad landing, so not quite a full on crash...

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incredible safety record for the 777, one of the best.  

 

this may have been pilot error, we shall see...  interesting how in this modern age how the info filters in, there is even someone who was on board that was tweeting while still sitting in the plane.

 

also interesting is how MIS information comes in... they at first were saying the plane was resting upside down...  which is simply not the case, the plane never turned over, the wings are still attached on both sides.

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this may have been pilot error, we shall see...  interesting how in this modern age how the info filters in, there is even someone who was on board that was tweeting while still sitting in the plane.

 

Don't they always say to make sure your phone is off during take-off and landing as it could interfere with the instruments.

Perhaps the "twit"er person was to blame? 

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no proof that the electronics interfere, and they are now relaxing those rules...

 

the speculators on the news channels are now thinking the pilot just came in too low... you can see the tail struck the breakwater where the landing strip comes up out of the water...

 

realizing he was too low, he may have been trying to do a go around...  but the tail clipped the breakwater.

 

more will be revealed, but this would be a good guess.

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Hopefully all PA members, passengers, sexy flight attendants, and crew are safe and accounted for. Asiana is one of my favorite airlines.

 

Not to sound morbid but maybe Asiana flights can be booked for cheap as a result of the fallout from the crash?

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Latest I'm hearing is 2 dead, 48 injured out of 291 souls on board. Terrible tragedy for a few but considering what the wreckage looks like it's a miracle so few were killed.

 

It looks like the the tail clipped the beginning of the jetty on which the runways sits. 

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Hopefully all PA members, passengers, sexy flight attendants, and crew are safe and accounted for. Asiana is one of my favorite airlines.

 

Not to sound morbid but maybe Asiana flights can be booked for cheap as a result of the fallout from the crash?

 

That will probably take awhile but, speaking only for my well-insured self...well worth watching.  

 

At the moment, they are more expensive than all of the airlines below for a trip I want to do from NYC over Thanksgiving:  

  • Aeroflot 
  • China Eastern
  • Air China
  • China Airlines
  • China Southern
  • Delta
  • Emirates
  • Shanghai 

Amazed that so many walked away, I am sure someone will have a video of the landing soon.

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This accident has similarites with the BA 777 that crash landed at Heathrow a while back. I wonder if its the same cuase?

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http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/40-hurt-when-plane-crashes-at-SFO-4650259.php
 

 

At least 40 people were injured Saturday when a Boeing 777 passenger jetliner bound from Seoul, South Korea, crashed and caught fire while landing at San Francisco International Airport, officials said.

The plane, Asiana Airlines Flight 214, crashed about 11:30 a.m. and came to rest on the side of runway 28L, one of four runways at SFO, said Lynn Lunsford, a spokeswoman with the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport was shut down to all air traffic.

The plane reportedly was carrying 291 people. Rachael Kagan, a spokeswoman for San Francisco General Hospital, said 40 people had been badly injured. Ten of them were in critical condition at San Francisco General, eight adults and two children, she said.

David Eun, a passenger on the flight, said in a tweet that there were "fire and rescue people all over the place. They're evacuating the injured. I haven't felt this way since 9/11."

Victims were also being transported to hospitals in Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, authorities said.

No deaths were reported at the scene of the crash, according to the San Mateo County coroner's office.

Adrian John Mirabueno, a mechanic for United Air Lines, was on the airfield and saw the plane landing.

"It landed straight, then went to the side and then all you saw was hella smoke coming off it," he said. "I was scared for the families, and to tell the truth I've never seen anything like it."

Witnesses told KCBS-AM radio that they had seen the plane's emergency chutes deploy and that several people had slid down them and away from the aircraft.

Video footage of the plane taken by news helicopters showed the plane on its belly. The cockpit was intact but the top of the jet from the front to the wings had burned away. The jetliner's tail section was not visible.

Some witnesses told reporters that the tail slammed into the ground first. Aerial news footage showed a trail of debris extending from the embankment at the front of the runway.

There was good news for at least one person waiting for a passenger on the shattered aircraft. Mark Schimmel was waiting at the airport for his 19-year-old son, David, who was returning from a martial arts competition in South Korea.

"I've been in contact with him by cell phone," Schimmel said as he hurried to an airport room where people were waiting for news about friends and relatives on the flight. "I was nervous and so thankful that he's all right."

In a nearby lounge, some of the passengers who had suffered only minor injuries were being interviewed by authorities.

A number of San Francisco firefighters went in to tend to them.

"From the way it looked, the pilot probably did a heckuva job," one of the firefighters said.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending investigators to the airport.

Flights that were scheduled to land at SFO were being diverted to Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento.

 

 

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from the aussie breaky news this morming,,,,apparently 3 or 4 people died....sad RIP.....also about 60 people injured taken to hospital

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This accident has similarites with the BA 777 that crash landed at Heathrow a while back. I wonder if its the same cuase?

 

Not very likely. BA38 crashed in cold weather in the month of January because of ice crystals in the fuel. It is quite warm in SF today...

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From the aerial coverage, it looked like the pilot came down too soon and clipped the tail or rear landing gear on the rocks that separate the beginning of the Runway from the water. I think that's what caused the tail to break off. I was lucky enough to fly asiana on my first trip... don't know how i got a good deal with them considering they usually are pretty expensive and it was a fantastic flight... not just because of the trip, but actually comfy, hot stewardesses, and the only good airline food I've ever had - fucking kimchi! 

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I agree smoakpork, I had a 10 hr layover at Incheon when flying back to Los Angeles from Cambodia - Asiana offered a free hotel room or city tour of Seoul. I took the tour and they even bought us lunch at a nice Korean BBQ. I will not hesitate to fly Asiana again in the future.

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Sounds like a missed approach... Heard interview of passenger saying plane was accelerating and nose going up when tail struck. Makes sense, we shall see...

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