Tail of Asiana plane hit runway before crashing—S. Korea transport ministry
More News from Agence France-Presse
SEOUL— The tail of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 hit the runway before it crashed at San Francisco International Airport, South Korea’s transportation ministry said Sunday.
“The tail of the Asiana flight hit the runway and the aircraft veered to the left out of the runway,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that it was sending a four-member team to inspect the site of the accident.
Two people were killed and 181 injured when Flight 214 crashed and burst into flames. The plane had 307 people — 291 passengers and 16 crew — on board when it left Seoul.
It was the first fatal crash involving an Asiana passenger plane since June 1993, when an Asiana Boeing 737 crashed into a mountain in South Korea, killing 68.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94