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July 8, 2013
Back to the normal routine … sorta: In one of the more disarming photos to come from the Asiana Airlines crash saga, planes are still coming in near the runway where the plane crashed. Meanwhile, more details from the deadly crash have come out in recent days—including word that the pilot had limited experience landing Boeing 777 planes like the that crashed on Saturday. (photo via @nancygay)

Back to the normal routine … sorta: In one of the more disarming photos to come from the Asiana Airlines crash saga, planes are still coming in near the runway where the plane crashed. Meanwhile, more details from the deadly crash have come out in recent days—including word that the pilot had limited experience landing Boeing 777 planes like the that crashed on Saturday. (photo via @nancygay)

1:02 // 1 year ago
July 6, 2013

Update: Two killed in San Francisco plane crash, more than 130 injured

  • two reported dead in the crash, a number being widely reported from official sources
  • 130+ injured in the crash and sent to local hospitals
  • one still missing; in earlier reports, the number was as high as 60 source
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16:30 // 1 year ago
I just want their families to know. Most of the people seem OK and we’re just letting the paramedics do their job.
An unnamed passenger from the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco a short while ago, speaking to the Los Angeles Times on the incident. The newspaper says that there is no immediate word of fatalities in the crash, but investigations are still underway.
16:22 // 1 year ago

Fatal commercial airline crashes relatively rare in the U.S. in recent years

  • 2009 The last time a commercial aircraft crash in the U.S. proved fatal—Colgan Air Flight 3407, which crashed near Buffalo, killing all 50 aboard.
  • 2001 The last time a fatal crash involving any of the major domestic carriers—American Airlines Flight 587, out of Queens to the Dominican Republic—took place. source
16:09 // 1 year ago
Not confirmed by too many sources just yet (AJE is the only major source reporting the news), but hearing reports that everyone got off alive. Will update as details become more clear.
EDIT: NTSB is working on a full investigation: 

NTSB is gathering information about a plane crash on the runway of San Francisco International Airport. More information will come soon.
— NTSB (@NTSB)
July 6, 2013

UPDATE: Local news outlet KTVU reports two people have died, with 61 injured in the crash.
SECOND UPDATE: The Associated Press says no fatalities have been reported, but 10 critically injured in the crash.

Not confirmed by too many sources just yet (AJE is the only major source reporting the news), but hearing reports that everyone got off alive. Will update as details become more clear.

EDIT: NTSB is working on a full investigation: 

UPDATE: Local news outlet KTVU reports two people have died, with 61 injured in the crash.

SECOND UPDATE: The Associated Press says no fatalities have been reported, but 10 critically injured in the crash.

15:57 // 1 year ago
The tail from the Asiana Airlines crash, which fell off during the crash. (via Philip Bump, who has a nice running liveblog of the event)

The tail from the Asiana Airlines crash, which fell off during the crash. (via Philip Bump, who has a nice running liveblog of the event)

15:50 // 1 year ago

Video of the Asiana Airlines crash.

15:34 // 1 year ago