Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Skittles, Jul 6, 2013.
This was NOT a cargo plane IMO - look at it - reports that it cartwheeled after landing -
EMS is transporting injured to hospitals
God bless and keep everyone. I've seen some photos on CNN, and it doesn't look good.
Saying that the weather could not have been better for flights today.
Asiana #214 From Seoul to San Fran. Unknown number of souls on board, unknown number of survivors.
Witness: good day, good landing, nose went pitched up, when plane touched ground, heard pop, saw a fireball, saw the plane cartwheel, one wing being knocked off then the other. Some emergency slides were deployed.
Doused smoke and fire, first responders starting to go through debris. No declared emergency, no first responders waiting.
Per me: hasn't the 777 had some electrical or other trouble recently?
Also, some vids are coming in, but so far, there's not been any release (if caught) of the actual landing and mishap. There may be CCTV at some point, though.
ETA: Per Jim Tillman, CNN: seems to have had a very nose high attitude while landing; tail strike, then fireball, then cartwheel. Pilots may have been trying to glide plane in.
Eyewitness says that when wheels touched, they seemed to twist, then the plane rocked back, and then farther back, and then the tail came off and then the cartwheel and wing destruction.
BTW, here is the article I was thinking about re: plane trouble
God bless and keep all souls on board, and all witnesses, first responders, and all involved. Horrific to see.
You can listen to the tower controller at SFO here:
KTVU ‏@KTVU 21m
#BREAKING: Incoming Boeing 777 from Asia crashes at #SFO, catches fire after plane loses tail, flips on its back http://bit.ly/13soebq
BuzzFeed News ‏@BuzzFeedNews 3m
Photos of the 777 plane at SFO Airport http://pic.twitter.com/6bYXg2vhEY http://pic.twitter.com/LU9h9qyV1S (@Brosner85)
Twitsnoop ‏@Twitsnoop 2m
Photo of the actual tail of the #Asiana airplane that crashed at #SFO in pieces on the runway - @KTVU http://pic.twitter.com/k9hHiUk1MX
NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 1m
NEW PHOTO: Plane wreckage on the runway as seen from @ktuv helicopter #planecrash #sfo #sanfrancisco #boeing777 http://pic.twitter.com/BJHJOd8hzV
303 SOB. All 303 accounted for.
SFFD 3rd Alarm + RED Alert
SMCFD 3rd Alarm
Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul
CNN Breaking News ‏@cnnbrk 2m
Witness saw "large, brief fireball" that came from under the aircraft. http://on.cnn.com/129rn9O http://pic.twitter.com/LRcxSmqdqc
We have a lot of burn victims and there are med helos on standby
Hoping and praying this is not as bad as it looks. Chutes deployed but I don't see any civilians milling around, only EMS.
One critical injury thus far. Airlifted to San Fran General Hospital
Many others with burns.
Currently no fatalities.
Do we know of their condition?
Now CNN saying that it came in too early, too heavy, too hot. May have touched down before the runway surface.
Adding prayers for all Drs and nurses, all technicians, all EMS that they are able to save many lives and not suffer from seeing this tragedy.
EMS is rolling with multiple vics - asking area hospitals how many can they take...
This link shows when people were getting out of the plane.
Patient triage still in progress.
Water search still going in case someone was counted twice.
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