NTSB is on the scene at the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco

NTSB-Asiana 777 Crash SFO 1 (NTSB)(LR)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) (Washington) investigators arrived on the scene last evening of the crash of Asiana Airlines‘ (Seoul) Boeing 777-28E ER HL7742 (msn 29171) that crashed while attempting to land.

Meanwhile Asiana Airlines issued this statement:

Press Release for Incident Involving Asiana Flight OZ 214 (July 7, 2013 06:30 KOR.Time)

The following information has been confirmed.

Asiana Airlines flight OZ 214 (Aircraft Registration HL7742) departed Incheon International Airport on July 6, 2013 at 16:35 (Korea time) bound for San Francisco. On July 7, 2013 at 11:28 (Local time) an accident occurred as OZ 214 was making a landing on San Francisco International Airport’s runway 28 L.

There were a total of 291 passengers (19 business class, 272 travel class) and 16 cabin crew aboard. The majority of the passengers were comprised of 77 Korean citizens, 141 Chinese citizens, 61 US citizens, 1 Japanese citizen, etc. for a total of 291 people.

Asiana Airlines is currently investigating the specific cause of the incident as well as any injuries that may have been sustained to passengers as a result. Asiana Airlines will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation of all associated government agencies and to facilitate this cooperation has established an emergency response center at its headquarters.

At this point no additional information has been confirmed. New developments will be announced as more information becomes available.

For further information regarding OZ213/214, please contact 800-227-4262.

Additionally the CEO of Asiana has ruled out any engine problems with the aircraft.

All passengers and crew members have now been accounted for. The two dead passengers were Chinese teenagers who were found outside of the aircraft, probably dropping from the rear section when it broke up on impact with the seawall. More than 100 people were injured.

Read the full story from KGO Channel 7 in San Francisco: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: NTSB. NTSB investigators conduct first site assessment of #Asiana214 in San Francisco.

Asiana Airlines: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: NTSB. Chairman Hersman and Investigator-in-Charge Bill English looking at interior damage to #Asiana214.

NTSB-Asiana 777 Crash SFO 2 (NTSB)(LR)