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Old 07-06-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Asiana 777 crash at SFO


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Firefighters are at the scene of a plane crash on the runway of San Fransisco International Airport. Thick clouds of black smoke are billowing from the grounded aircraft as people escape on emergency slides.

The plane was a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines flying in from Taipei. People are reportedly trapped inside the aircraft according to a police scanner.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Looks like people walking around the plane, hopefully they were on it to begin with.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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whoa crazy. I live a few miles from there, never heard any explosions or anything
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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Weird, at 0:07 it looks like the doors are open and the slides are deployed, but black smoke is coming from something on the right side outside of the aircraft interior.

Engine fire caught the composites on the wing on fire?
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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Uh, where's the vertical stablilizer?
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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Zombies!
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #8
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #9
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They said the tail "came off" seconds before landing
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:41 PM   #10
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Weird, at 0:07 it looks like the doors are open and the slides are deployed, but black smoke is coming from something on the right side outside of the aircraft interior.

Engine fire caught the composites on the wing on fire?
Wings look intact. That woudlnt explain the top/forward fuselage to burn.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #11
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Looks like it stalled or land REAL hard...hard enough to kill the gear and then it skidded down the runway off to the side.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #12
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That's just across the Bay from me. I've been cleaning house/playing loud music so didn't hear nor see anything.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #13
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According to a couple witnesses they saw the plane flip several times before hitting the tarmac. Approx 290 passengers onboard. Hope they're all ok.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #14
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CNN reporting first 777 off the assembly line.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #15
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CNN reporting first 777 off the assembly line.
United has the first 777.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #16
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United has the first 777.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #17
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According to a couple witnesses they saw the plane flip several times before hitting the tarmac. Approx 290 passengers onboard. Hope they're all ok.
Flip which ways? That seems strange considering the overall condition of the plane.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:49 PM   #18
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Flip which ways? That seems strange considering the overall condition of the plane.
Not sure, maybe like corkscrews????
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #19
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Wow! That is absolutely insane.

I'd hate to be on Local when that happened.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:49 PM   #20
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It appears that it landed very short, and very hard. The empennage is scattered over the threshold, so I'd guess that it hit there hard, or maybe even hit the sea wall.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #21
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It appears that it landed very short, and very hard. The empennage is scattered over the threshold, so I'd guess that it hit there hard, or maybe even hit the sea wall.
Yep, looks like part of it hit the sea wall.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #22
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It appears that it landed very short, and very hard. The empennage is scattered over the threshold, so I'd guess that it hit there hard, or maybe even hit the sea wall.
Fox News is showing footage, does look as if it hit the sea wall. They are saying the tail came off before it landed, skidded on the runway, and flipped over............ it landed then crashed. They are also saying, (one guy at least) that everyone got off safely.

How scary, hope there are many survivors.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #23
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Uh, where's the vertical stablilizer?
It ain't vertical no more
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #24
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It ain't vertical no more
It was reported that the plane hit at an extreme angle where the verticle stabilizers hit first and broke it completely off.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #25
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It was reported that the plane hit at an extreme angle where the verticle stabilizers hit first and broke it completely off.
I think you mean horizontal stabs
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