Current Event Cat of the Day: Boeing 777 Crash

Current EVent Cat - Boeing 777

A Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco airport on Saturday after it tried to abort the landing seconds before touching down.

The Boeing 777was flying dangerously low and dangerously slow—lower and slower than it should have been at that point in the descent—just before it slammed into the tarmac and seemed to explode in a fireball, throwing passengers onto the runway. Two seconds before the plane slammed into the tarmac, the pilots of Asiana Flight 214 asked for a “go around” to try for another landing. Obviously it was a little late for that.

Pilot inexperience may have been a factor. The Korean airline revealed that the pilot in charge of landing the plane was “in training” and had only 43 flying hours in a Boeing 777. It was also his first time landing a Boeing 777 at the San Francisco airport.

Two were killed and 182 were hospitalized because of the crash. The two killed were 16-year-old Chinese girls who were among 32 students and a teacher traveling from Jiangshan Middle School in Zheijan province to Los Angeles for church camp. One of the girls was found on the runway after being thrown from the plane. She may or may not have been killed after being run over by emergency vehicles.

Many of the other passengers suffered injuries – some critical. But not David Eun – he still managed to find time to tweet pictures of the crash, writing, “I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal.”

Twitter Pic SFO Crash

Via: BBC News

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