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Thirty-one students and teachers who were on board the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco arrived in Hangzhou on Sunday, with many using their cellphones to update loved ones on their location.
The Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport at 11:30 am on July 6, leaving two Chinese teenagers dead and 182 injured. The flight originated in Shanghai and made a stopover in Seoul before heading for San Francisco.
A total of 307 individuals, including 291 passengers and 16 crew members were on board. Among the passengers, there were 141 Chinese, 77 South Koreans, 61 Americans and one Japanese, according to the South Korean airline.
Asiana Airlines President and CEO Yoon Young-doo, third from right, and board members bow during a press conference after a crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco airport, at its head office in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 7, 2013.
Chinese state media have identified the two people who died in the plane crash at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, students at Jiangshan Middle School in China's eastern Zhejiang province.
An investigator examines the tail of the aircraft. An NTSB official said the plane's airspeed was low as it made its final approach. Photo:Agencies
The recorders from the Asiana 777-200 had been found on July 7, which will arrive in the NTSB laboratory on the next morning for further investigation. Photo:Agencies
NTSB officials release a photo showing the interior of the Asiana Airlines jet.
An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 plane crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California on Saturday
An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 lies burned on the runway after it crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. Two people were killed and 130 were hospitalized and dozens remain unaccounted for in the confusion following the crash.
Crash landing at San Francisco International Airport
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 came in too slow for a safe landing and was on the verge of stalling before it struck the sea wall at the end of the runway, severing the tail and scattering debris along the pavement.
1. Approaching the airport |
2. Flight path changes |
3. Hitting the seawall |
4: Crash landing |
Sources: Flightaware.com, National Transportation Safety Board.
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