1. A Boeing 777 operated by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines in flames in a video posted by Twitter user @360KID, whose name is Scott Traylor.
5. A passenger tweeted after evacuating and shared a photo of the plane.
I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal… (at @flySFO) [pic] â€” https://t.co/E6Ur1XEfa4
Fire and rescue people all over the place. They’re evacuating the injured. Haven’t felt this way since 9/11.â€¦ â€” https://t.co/xgWDVbkOyR
8. A producer with the Weather Channel says the current weather shouldn’t have been a problem for the aircraft.
64 degrees & sunny with 7 mph winds at San Francisco Int’l Airport. Weather doesn’t appear to be factor in reported plane crash
Update: Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 4:26 p.m. ET:
Update: Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 7:47 p.m. ET:
14. The flight communicating with the SFO tower moments before Asiana 214’s crash landing.
Jimmy Orr LATimes
Photo from inside SFO airport via @PursuitofArete
17. Update: Two 16-Year-Old Girls Killed
The flight originated in Shanghai, China, and stopped over in Seoul, South Korea, before coming to San Francisco. The two dead were both teenage female Chinese nationals who had been seated at the rear of the aircraft, according to government officials. The airline identified the girls as students Wang Linjia and Ye Mengyuan, both 16.
The jet’s flight recorders have been recovered, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.
(Update) San Francisco airport and San Francisco Fire Chief confirms 2 fatalities at news conference.
19. Update: 19 Remain Hospitalized — Six in Critical Condition, Including Two Children
In a press conference, San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White confirmed that six people on Flight 214 remained in critical condition Sunday morning. From the Associated Press:
Hayes-White said first responders told her they saw people at the edge of the bay dousing themselves with water, possibly to cool burn injuries.
South Korean government said the passengers included 141 Chinese, 77 South Koreans, 61 Americans, three Canadians, three from India, one Japanese, one Vietnamese and one from France, while the nationalities of the remaining three haven’t been confirmed.
The chief of surgery at San Francisco General Hospital also gave a press conference, offering more details on the injuries being treated there.
#SFOCrash SF General chief of surgery: largest disaster she & hospital have experienced
#SFOCrash SF General chief of surgery says some patients have paralyzing spine fractures, severe road rash as if dragged
SF Doc: “We have several spines that are snapped.” #SFOcrash
SF Gen Doc: 2 suffering road rash injuries “something we usually see on motorcycle crashes when people don’t wear leathers.” #SFOcrash
SF Gen Doc: Worst injuries were sitting in back of plane. Seat belts appear to have caused abdominal injuries, but saved lives #SFOcrash
26. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash, but they have released new details about the moments leading up to it.
In a press conference, National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said Flight 214’s cockpit recorder indicated that the plane tried to increase its speed two seconds before the crash. There was also an attempt to abort the landing 1.5 seconds before the crash.
27. Update: The National Transportation Board Has Released Several New Photos Of The Plane
35. UPDATE — July 7, 2013 8:00 p.m. ET: Investigators are looking into the possibility that rescue crews ran over one of the two teenagers killed in the crash on Saturday.
The Associated Press
BREAKING: Coroner probes whether Asiana plane crash victim was run over, killed by rescue vehicle -RJJ
36. UPDATE — July 7, 2013 11:30 p.m. ET: Asiana Airlines says pilot was landing a 777 at San Francisco airport for first time.
Lee Gang-guk started his career at Asiana as an intern in 1994, and has nearly 10,000 hours of flying experience total. Although Lee had only 43 hours of experience flying the Boeing 777, reports AP.