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Boing 777 crash lands at San Frasisco airport


Jock1e
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Ongoing hat the moment but looks bad.I fear the worst for some of the passengers.

Plane holds about 450 passengers but not known how many we're on the plane at the time.

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Jock1e

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Boeing it should have been.

S Korean airways.

On iPad at the moment so cannot provide the latest news photos.

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VCR97

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Jock1e

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Some more photos fron the BBC.

click here seems some of the passengers escaped before it cought fire but so far no details of how many passengers were aboard.

Speculation that it landed just before the runway which caused all of the damage.

VCR97 thanks for posting that link as I was not available to do so.

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fourm member

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One report says no fatalities and this picture was taken by one of the passengers who Tweeted 'Most everyone seems fine'.

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Jock1e

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fourm member

Some nice information on your postit would be nice to think that everyone got out safely.

Just looking at the plane makes you fear the worst but your pictores show the passengers escaping before the plane cought fire properly.

If that is indeed the case they had an amazing escape.

The plane was not having difficulties hence no fire engines or ambulances waiting for them.

To early to say but it looks like pilot error may have been the cause.

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Aitchbee

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" Too early to say but it looks like pilot error may have been the cause ..."

How do you come to that conclusion, Jock1e?

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john bunyan

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"To early to say but it looks like pilot error may have been the cause."

Because it hit the ground well short of the runway - rocks at the edge of San Francisco Bay tore off the landing gear and tail. As far as I know no Mayday was heard.

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Aitchbee

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If the pilot and crew got out safely then this should help the Aircraft Accident authorities figure out what went wrong. The blackbox evidence may not be needed.

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Jock1e

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Thanks JB it did land short of the runway and if it had landed about 15 ft shorter there would probably have been more fatalities.

At the moment the count is 2 dead and between 73 and 103 people injured.

A lucky escape for most of the passengers.

There were no warnings that it was running out of fuel so maybe they can discount that.

Birds getting drawn into the engines could be a possible cause but it will probably take months to find out the proper answer.

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Jock1e

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Latest news this morning was that according to the black box they were coming in to land at a slower speed than normal and they may have tried to abort the landing.

I suppose the biggest concern was the pilot with only 43 hours experience in flying the 777. Not a lot when you consider it was a 15 hour flight.

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