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BREAKING: Boeing 777 crashes at San Francisco Airport
SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Transportation safety board is investigating a passenger plane crash in San Francisco.
The Asiana Airlines 777's tail hit the runway... Causing it to skid off the runway and catch on fire. The asiana airlines 777 crashed while trying to land at the San Francisco Airport. Smoke from the crippled plane could be seen for miles rising from the runway as fire crews poured water on the wreck.
Asiana flight 214 -- a Boeing 777-200 -- was incoming from Seoul, South
Korea with 290 passengers, one infant, and twelve crew members reportedly
Stephen Dear, eyewitness said, "The nose was very high..”
As the smoke cleared, the extent of the devastation was plain. Much of the fuselage was burned through -- and the aircraft's tail was missing.
Witness Liane Bauman said, “The tail was very low and when it hit sparks flew…this wing hit
and spun it around and then there was a big explosion.
The tail assembly had now been broken loose. Almost 90 degrees off from the fuselage, fuselage down the runway.
Debris from the crash littered the ground. The plane was completely off the runway.
This crew was in extreme situation trying to make the runway one way or another.