Asiana Flight 214
The pilot whose Boeing 777 crashed last summer at the San Francisco airport told investigators he was “very concerned” about attempting a visual approach without the runway’s instrument landing aids, which were out of service because of construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
The pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, are raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777′s speed may have malfunctioned, an aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash said Tuesday.
No one knows exactly how Ye Meng Yuan ended up on the runway just 30 feet from the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214, but officials say one thing is clear now: She somehow survived the crash.
When the courts have to figure compensation for people aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed.
Passengers who called 911 minutes after a Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco International Airport said not enough help had arrived and they were doing their best to keep the critically injured alive, according to 911 calls that portray a scene of desperation.
The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 relied on automated cockpit equipment to control the jetliner’s speed as they landed at San Francisco airport, but realized too late they were flying too low and too slow before the aircraft crashed, investigators said Tuesday.
Twenty-four years ago, a cargo door ripped off of a plane the retired flight attendant from El Dorado County was working on, sucking nine passengers to their deaths.
From the second first responders arrive on a disaster scene, they immediately begin assessing victims using triage tags ranging from OK to emergency to dead on arrival.
One of two teenage girls killed in an Asiana jet crash at San Francisco International Airport might have been struck by an emergency vehicle responding to Saturday’s crash, fire officials said on Monday.
Fei Xiong and her 8-year-old son looked at each other and sensed something was wrong as Asiana Flight 214 was coming in low over San Francisco Bay.
New video of the plane crash at San Francisco International Airport is providing National Transportation Safety Board investigators with some insight into what went wrong, and has many more experts weighing in.
Additional staff was brought in to help accommodate the more than 1,000 passengers that were diverted to Sacramento International Airport after the plane crash in San Francisco.