180 Injured and 2 Dead After Boeing 777 Crashes at San Francisco
It has been confirmed that 2 deaths have been confirmed after a Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco International Airport earlier today. 180 are reported as injured or seeking treatment for an unspecified degree of injuries.
Asiana Airlines flight OZ214 (Aircraft Registration HL7742) departed Incheon International Airport on July 6, 2013 at 16:35 (Korea time) bound for San Francisco and landed in what witnesses described as a “low fireball”
291 passengers were on board. 19 were seated in business class, 272 in economy as well as 16 cabin crew.
There were 77 Korean citizens, 141 Chinese citizens, 61 US citizens, 1 Japanese citizen, etc. for a total of 291 people.
The 777 accommodates around 300 people and cruises at 900km per hour.
Investigators have stated that determining the factor of the crash could take several years.
The Boeing 777 was introduced in 1995 and has only suffered one previous major accident when in 2008 a British Airways 777 crashed short of the runway due to engine failure.
Part of the audio from the ATC tower recording can be heard here.