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Ill-Fated Asiana Flight Slowed Down While Using Automatic Throttle; Video Replay of NTSB Briefing

July 9, 2013 | 1:46 pm

Ill-Fated Asiana Flight Slowed Down While Using Automatic Throttle; Video Replay of NTSB Briefing

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Two flight attendants in the back of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 survived despite being thrown onto the runway when the plane slammed into a seawall and lost its tail during a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. Chairwoman […]

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San Francisco Airport Delays to Continue

July 9, 2013 | 11:25 am

San Francisco Airport Delays to Continue

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Update Wednesday: The latest from the FAA: Due to CLOSED RUNWAY, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA (SFO). This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 2 hours and 28 minutes. More on the airport’s current status here. Update […]

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San Mateo County Coroner Delays Report on Whether Vehicle Hit Asiana Victim

July 9, 2013 | 8:25 am

San Mateo County Coroner Delays Report on Whether Vehicle Hit Asiana Victim

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid the marvel of nearly all aboard Asiana Flight 214 surviving a crash landing, authorities here are investigating an unspeakable tragedy that may have unfolded during the frantic rescue — whether a teenage girl made it out of the plane only to be run over by a rescue vehicle. Federal and […]

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First Responders Describe Rescue of Trapped Passengers

July 8, 2013 | 12:20 pm

First Responders Describe Rescue of Trapped Passengers

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Today’s developments: From the National Transportation Safety Board: Three seconds from impact, the plane was traveling at 103 knots, significantly slower than the target speed upon landing of 137 knots. The two passengers killed and most of those critically injured were sitting near the rear of the plane. The agency is interviewing the crew today […]

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Video: Asiana Airlines Passengers Escaping Plane

July 8, 2013 | 8:41 am

Video: Asiana Airlines Passengers Escaping Plane

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KTVU has posted a video of Asiana Airlines passengers escaping the craft via the plane’s evacuation slides. Click on the image below for the video: Click here or on the image for the video

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Airliner Crashes at San Francisco International Airport

July 6, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Airliner Crashes at San Francisco International Airport

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Update: Read the latest on the Flight 214 Crash Investigation 8:00 p.m. Update: All passengers now have been accounted for: 182 at hospitals, 123 at the airport uninjured, and two dead, according to officials. For overnight coverage and updates about the crash, there are pages at Yahoo News and Google News. For travel information at […]

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Long Lines and Delays at SFO; Travelers Remain ‘Remarkably’ Patient’

July 6, 2013 | 5:39 pm

Long Lines and Delays at SFO; Travelers Remain ‘Remarkably’ Patient’

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Update: Flight 214 Crash Investigation Begins KQED’s Raul Ramirez was at the International Terminal of San Francisco Airport Saturday waiting for a flight to Thailand when he saw the smoke from the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Six hours later, large numbers of would-be travelers, including Ramirez, were still stranded at the airport, waiting […]

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Facebook Exec Sheryl Sandberg Switched From Doomed Flight

July 6, 2013 | 2:39 pm

Facebook Exec Sheryl Sandberg Switched From Doomed Flight

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Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg posted to Facebook that she, her family and colleagues were booked on the Asiana flight that crashed and burned at San Francisco International Airport Saturday, but had switched to United in order to get frequent-flyer miles. Most of the 303 passengers on the Asiana flight from South Korea were able to […]

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