Monday, July 8, 2013
Plane Crashes at San Francisco International Airport
There has not been a plane crash at San Francisco Airport for 77 years. On July 6, 2013 something no one wants to hear about let alone experience happened. Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul Korea crashed at the San Francisco International Airport while attempting to land. This plane crash appeared to have been far worse than it was. There were 307 on board, including 16 crew members. Officials reported 123 people escaped without injury. There were 181 people hospitalized and treated for injuries at Stanford Medical Centerand Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto. The two passengers that were killed in a fiery plane crash at San Francisco International Airport were identified as 16-year-old girls Wang Lin Jia and Ye Meng Yuan from China. They were on their way to summer camp in Southern California. Among the injured, 49 people are in serious condition at San Francisco General Hospital and out of that number five people including a child, remain in critical condition. Among the other people several were treated for minor injuries, including fractures and abrasions, and were released Saturday night. When the authorities released the voice recorder it seems to be pilot error. It appears to me that the pilot knew he was too low, and swerved to the right to miss the structure. Time will tell if it was due pilot area or mechanical failure. My prayers go out to all that were in this heartbreaking crash.