July 6, 2013 - Asiana Airlines Flight OZ214,
aircraft registration HL7742, which had
originated from Shanghai China departed Incheon
International Airport, South Korea on Friday
4:35 PM Korea time, bound for San Francisco. On
Saturday at 11:36 local time, the Boeing 777
crashed while landing on runway 28L at San
Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Two passengers, teen girls, Ye Mengyuan and Wang
Linjia, both Chinese nationals were killed.
Their bodies were found lying next to burning
wreckage. Five passengers are in San
Francisco General Hospital in critical
condition, and over 175 are being treated for
injuries non life threatening injuries.
were a total of 307 passengers with 16 cabin
crewmembers. The majority of the passengers were
comprised of 77 Korean citizens, 141 Chinese
citizens, 61 US citizens, 1 Japanese citizen,
origin of the other passengers are unknown at
A passenger on board said "It was all over in 10
seconds. We heard a big bang, and it was over."
While landing on runway 28L, Flight OZ214 landed
before the numbers and was to low. The aircraft
tail hit the edge of the embankment, which
separates the runway from San Francisco Bay.
Benjamin Levy, a passenger onboard said “We were
approaching perfectly well, but we were too low.
When the pilot realized it, he put some more gas
to correct it, but it was too late, so we hit
the runway pretty bad, and we started going up
in the air again, and we landed pretty hard.”
Asiana Airlines is one of South Korea's two
major airlines. The carrier is headquarters in
Asiana Town in Osoe-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul.
Asiana Airlines has its domestic hub at Gimpo
International Airport and its international hub
at Incheon International Airport
43 miles from central Seoul.