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Asiana Boeing 777 from Korea broke up on landing at San Francisco International Airport

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(CNN) - A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.

Flight 214 left Seoul's Incheon International Airport earlier Saturday and flew 10 hours and 23 minutes to California, according to FlightAware, a website that offers tracking services for private and commercial air traffic.

Anthony Castorani, who witnessed the flight land from a nearby hotel, said he saw the plane touch the ground then noticed a larger plume of white smoke.

"You heard a pop and you immediately saw a large, brief fireball that came from underneath the aircraft," he told CNN. "It began to cartwheel."

Kristina Stapchuck saw the dramatic scene unfold from her seat on a plane on the airport tarmac. Soon after Flight 214 touched down, "it looked like the tires slipped a little bit and it rocked back," she told CNN.

Parts of the plane began to break off as it rocked and then began to spin.

"It all happened so suddenly," Stapchuck told CNN.

Video taken soon after the crash and posted on YouTube showed dark gray smoke rising from the plane, which appeared to be upright. That smoke later became white, even as fire crews continued to douse the plane.

A photograph posted to Twitter shows what appear to be passengers walking off the plane, some of them toting bags, as smoke rises from the other side.

The top of the aircraft was charred and, in spots, gone entirely, according to video from CNN affiliate KTVU. The plane was on its belly, with no landing gear evident and the rear tail of the plane gone.
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Watched this live on CNN.  From the debris field, this guy looks like he was way below glide scope, if I used the proper term.  It appears the pilot contacted the breaker rocks placed at the bay, about 50m before the runway.

 

Sure hope everyone survives.

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how long until someone starts the conspiracy theories in this?......

 

looks like the plane came in way too low before the threshold...

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how long until someone starts the conspiracy theories in this?......

 

looks like the plane came in way too low before the threshold...

 

Obviously it was a North Korea military plane trying to drop com trails on San Fran, and the US military shot it down with their special shark with laser beam weapon.

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Watched this live on CNN.  From the debris field, this guy looks like he was way below glide scope, if I used the proper term.  It appears the pilot contacted the breaker rocks placed at the bay, about 50m before the runway.

 

Sure hope everyone survives.

 

From the looks of the damage, I'd be amazed if even half the passengers lived. :|

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how long until someone starts the conspiracy theories in this?......

 

looks like the plane came in way too low before the threshold...

 

While smoking my medical marijuana, I'm sure I saw a UFO sheer off the top of the jet. :s

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From the looks of the damage, I'd be amazed if even half the passengers lived. :|

 

there was  around 307 onboard including crew... they have about 200 accounted for and alive apparently 80 some in hospitals in "critical" condition? and some unaccounted for apparently

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(CNN) - At least two people were killed and more than 100 injured in Saturday morning's crash landing of an Asiana Airlines' Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White told reporters.

"Upwards of approximately 60 people" are unaccounted for, and about 130 people have been transported to hospitals, she said.

On board were 291 passengers and 16 flight crew members, traveling from Incheon International Airport in Seoul to San Francisco, according to a public relations spokesperson for Asiana Airlines.

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Incidents like this always remind me why I hate people and the media (usually, America's terrible news channels)

I mean you had CNN/MSNBC/FOX talking about the plane doing cartwheels, spinning, flipping, having it's wings ripped off etc all while showing a ****ing picture of the plane with both wings still intact the right way up. Come on it doesn't take a genius to realize the plane didn't cartwheel and flip over...

And then you have people like this:
 

Mr Eun, who describes himself as a "digital media guy" and "frequent flier", added: "Fire and rescue people all over the place. They're evacuating the injured. Haven't felt this way since 9/11."


Did you seriously compare this to 9/11? You know the one where terrorists crashed planes into buildings, the WTC was reduced to rubble, and 3000+ people died?

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Not to mention the reports of people stopping to grab their cabin baggage while exiting the plane...Seriously? It's more important for you to grab your ****ing bag when people behind you are trying to exit from a plane that just crashed?
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Obviously it was a North Korea military plane trying to drop com trails on San Fran, and the US military shot it down with their special shark with laser beam weapon.

You mean freakin' sharks with freakin' laser beams attached to their heads? COOOOLLllll.... (dr. evil quote) Mini-me....move dowwwwnnnn the bench...

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Incidents like this always remind me why I hate people and the media (usually, America's terrible news channels)

I mean you had CNN/MSNBC/FOX talking about the plane doing cartwheels, spinning, flipping, having it's wings ripped off etc all while showing a ****ing picture of the plane with both wings still intact the right way up. Come on it doesn't take a genius to realize the plane didn't cartwheel and flip over...
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Been following a few different news sources, and although it's too early to speculate, there's been several reports of the plane actually doing a 70

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link not working here - any chance it can be uploaded to youtube?

Has been pulled apparently, was filmed by one of the firefighters on scene..

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Been following a few different news sources, and although it's too early to speculate, there's been several reports of the plane actually doing a 70

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Please for the love a god don't listen to CNN/MSNBC/FOX etcccc.. There is so much bull**** coming out there that is completely innacurate, they make **** up as they go all the time.  :angry:

 

airliners.net is alot better source because people have alot better understanding about aviation.

 

To me it seems like "pilot error" using VFR flight rules but that just my opinion. 

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Youtube is exploding with videos and speculation on this right now

I hope that the worst of it is over with and wish for a speedy recovery for the victims

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Airport presser -

Souls on board: 291 pax, 16 crew, 307 total.

ALL ACCOUNTED FOR

2 confirmed dead
182 transported to area hospitals
123 "not injured"
307 total

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Aerospace source:48 critical. The 2 deaths were 16 year old girls from China on their way to some kind of summer camp. Supposedly a lot of head injuries, which begs why if their belts were on (or were they?)

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Aerospace source:48 critical. The 2 deaths were 16 year old girls from China on their way to some kind of summer camp. Supposedly a lot of head injuries, which begs why if their belts were on (or were they?)

 The aircraft was landing, of course they were on duh

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... and some unaccounted for apparently

 

The sharks haven't reported in yet.

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The aircraft was landing, of course they were on duh


From what I'm hearing from aerospace sources that may not be the case.

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Please for the love a god don't listen to CNN/MSNBC/FOX etcccc.. There is so much bull**** coming out there that is completely innacurate, they make **** up as they go all the time.  :angry:

People should always follow that advice. There are much more reputable and objective news channels, like Al Jazeera.

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Incidents like this always remind me why I hate people and the media (usually, America's terrible news channels)

I mean you had CNN/MSNBC/FOX talking about the plane doing cartwheels, spinning, flipping, having it's wings ripped off etc all while showing a ****ing picture of the plane with both wings still intact the right way up. Come on it doesn't take a genius to realize the plane didn't cartwheel and flip over...

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They were talking about the tail section of the plane, the part that was missing from the picture of the rest of the plane.

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First fatal accident involving a 777, will be interesting to see what the cause is

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