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First footage of Asiana Airlines Crash

Posted by: Ned Franklin | 8 July, 2013 - 6:58 AM
Asian Crash

CNN has obtained the first footage of the fatal plane crash that killed two people in San Francisco at the weekend.

The footage was taken by an amateur aviation fan who regularly films planes landing and taking off from San Francisco airport.

The man noticed the plane's nose was too far up to land the moment before impact.

"Oh my God, it's an accident," he said as the Asiana Airlines flight crash-landed.

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VIDEO: The moment of impact caught on camera

Two 16-year-old girls were killed and dozens of others injured when the Asiana Airlines flight hit the runway.

An autopsy is being conducted on one of the girls killed to determine whether she was run-over by one of the fire-trucks used at the crash scene.

The 16-year-old was found near an evacuation slide near the left wing of the doomed Boeing triple 7.

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says the teen's injuries are consistent with being run over.

The airline has ruled out mechanical failure while airport officials have confirmed some of its guidance systems weren't working.

The National Transport Safety Board says it's lucky the death toll wasn't higher.



Rescue officials stand near an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 plane after it crashed (REUTERS/Jed Jacobsohn)

Blog comments Your Say

  • it was good that someone video taped the moment of impact. [ from 1.5 klms away.]

    one would of thought the airport would have its own cctv covering all runways.

    kerry kyriacou Monday 8 July, 2013 - 8:28 PM

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