At approximately 11:30 am local time on July 6, an Asiana Boeing 777 (HL7742) crashed in San Francisco as it was arriving from Seoul, South Korea. According to a few news outlets, there may have been up to 2 fatalities and upwards of another 100-120 injuries.
The details of the crash are still unfolding so obviously there will be a lot of misinformation floating out there (for example, FoxNews stated that Asiana was a oneworld member). I’ve been following the accounts of the major news networks and each seem to have a slightly different version of what may have happened.
Apparently it looks as though the aircraft landed short of runway 28 which caused it’s landing gear to collapse and send the aircraft into a skid off the side of the runway. Here is a link to the Air Traffic Control exchange with the Aircraft minutes before the crash landing (from www.LiveATC.net).
Considering that the aircraft was carrying more than 300 passengers, this disaster could have been far worse.
According to the FAA and NTSB, investigators are on the scene so I think we’ll start hearing what really happened fairly soon.