The pilot at the helm of the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco had no experience landing a Boeing 777 at that airport. And one of the two teens who died after the crash may have been run over by a first responder’s vehicle.
The revelations are the latest in a flurry of developments from the crash at San Francisco International Airport that killed two 16 year-old girls from China and sent 182 people to the hospital Saturday.
The flight, with 307 people on board, originated in Shanghai, China, and stopped in Seoul, South Korea. It was preparing to land in San Francisco when the rear of the plane struck the edge of the runway, severing the tail and causing the plane to erupt in smoke and flames.
Questions surround tragedy.
The San Francisco Fire Department said one of the girls killed may have been struck by an emergency vehicle, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said.
On Sunday, July 7, the National Transportation Safety Board released this photo showing the inside of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. The Boeing 777, inbound from Seoul, South Korea, crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 6.
An investigator photographs part of the landing gear at the crash site in a handout released on July 7. The NTSB’s preliminary assessment of the plane’s cockpit and flight data recorders show the flight was coming in too slow and too low.
An investigator inspects the broken-off tail of the plane in a handout released on July 7. The crash killed two people, injured 182 and forced the temporary closure of one of the country’s largest airports.
An investigator stands near the tail of the plane in a handout released on July 7. The NTSB has ruled out weather as a problem and said that conditions were right for a “visual landing.”
“Part of our examination is to determine the cause of death. Our examination will determine whether it was from the airplane crash or secondary incident,” Foucrault said.
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