Two people died after a Boeing 777 from South Korea crashed Saturday upon landing at San Francisco’s airport, sending up a huge fireball, shedding its tail and spinning before screeching to a stop. (Note: All photos credited to NTSB).
Chairman Hersman and Investigator-in-Charge Bill English looking at interior damage
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 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 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.
Investigators approach the crash in a handout released on July 7.
This NTSB handout photo shows the site of the crash in a handout released on July 7.
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.”
Asiana flight data recorder (L) and cockpit voice recorder (R) in NTSB’s Washington lab.