An Asiana Flight 214, Boeing 777 passenger jet, has crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing 2 passengers with 181 others injured, according to the latest reports.
There are conflicting eyewitness reports as to what happened but it appears the plane’s tail struck the end of the runway as it was landing which ripped off its tail. The plane then belly landed on the ground and slid to a stop several hundred yards ending up on a dirt runway apron.
Passengers scrambled to escape via emergency slides.
The flight was inbound from Seoul, South Korea.
A passenger, David Eun, has tweeted the following:
‘I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal…’
Airnation.net has learned that the aircraft may have been suffering from hydraulic problems and was ‘limping’ to make it to runway 28L at SFO. The plane hit just short of the runway ripping its tail off as the pilots tried to land.
Reports are now coming out that at least 2 have died in the crash and 48 are seriously injured.
We are updating our original update above…we do not know the cause of the crash…whether it was mechanical, pilot error or otherwise. We will report when we have something definitive.
Here is live video of the crash: