Sunday July 7, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco's fire chief says the two people who died in the Asiana airlines crash were found outside of the heavily damaged jetliner.
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said late Saturday that she did not know the ages or genders of the victims.
Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul had more than 300 passengers and crew members aboard when it made a hard landing, lost a tail and caught on fire at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday morning.
More than 180 people were taken to nine area hospitals, but the majority had relatively minor injuries. As of Saturday evening the number of fatalities stood at two while at least five people were reported in critical condition.
Saturday June 6, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others.
San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said more than 60 passengers were also unaccounted for. She said it wasn't immediately clear where they were, but she said they weren't all presumed dead at this time. She said at least 48 people were initially transported from the scene to area hospitals.
She said the investigation has been turned over to the FBI. Terrorism has been ruled out.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Flight 214 crashed while landing before noon PDT. Television footage showed the top of the fuselage was burned away and the entire tail was gone.
(The Associated Press, 2013)