Questions still remain as to the cause of inflight disaster….
With two confirmed death and nearly 200 taken to the hospital, officials are now piecing together details in the crash of an Aisian Airlines flight in San Francisco. While the details are still emerging, terrorism has been ruled out as the cause of the crash, which took place as the plane was descending onto the airport’s runway. Earlier today, President Obama released a statement offering prayers and condolences to those affected by the tragedy.
Via USA Today:
SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco’s airport Saturday, killing two passengers, injuring more than 180 and and forcing dozens of frightened passengers and crew to scamper from the heavily damaged aircraft before it was engulfed in smoke and flames. There were 307 on board, including 16 crew. Officials said 123 escaped without injury and 181 were hospitalized or treated for injuries. Among the injured, 49 are in serious condition and five at San Francisco General Hospital, including a child, remain critical. Among the 47 others at San Francisco General, several were treated for minor injuries, including fractures and abrasions, and were released Saturday night.
“It was all over in 10 seconds,” says Vedpa Singh, who suffered a fractured collarbone. “We heard a big bang, and it was over.”