Sunday, July 7, 2013

San Francisco plane crash animation video shows how the accident happened

UPDATE : A raw real footage video of San Francisco plane crash emerged showing the crash landing of Asiana Boeing 777. Unlike animation below, the plane spins in the air before coming to rest.

An animation based on eyewitness accounts re-creates the dramatic San Francisco plane crash of the Asiana Boeing 777.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was a scheduled transpacific passenger flight operated by Asiana Airlines from Incheon International Airport, near Seoul, South Korea, to San Francisco International Airport, in San Mateo County, California, in the United States. On July 6, 2013, a Boeing 777-200ER serving the flight crash-landed upon approach at San Francisco International Airport killing two people. There were 291 passengers and 16 crew members aboard. Among the passengers were 141 Chinese, 77 Korean, and 61 American citizens. This was the first fatal crash involving the 777.

2 teenage girls died in the crash 17 years old Wang Lin Jia (王琳佳) and Ye Meng Yuan. On Wang Lin Jia's Weibo home page (a Chinese version of Twittermourners have left thousands of messages.

The National Transportation Safety Board has begun an investigation and sent a crew to the scene. Asiana CEO Yoon Young-Doo said, "Currently we understand that there were no engine or mechanical problems." He could not say whether the wheels or landing gear were functioning properly. The preliminary indications suggest the plane came in too short and hit the seawall as it attempted to land.

Also watch Fred Hayes video of Asiana Jet Crash At SFO here. It is probably the only raw footage of the accident.

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