breaking news, the crash landing in san francisco and the remarkable portrait of survival emerging. Paunls escaping the jumbo jet, the charred plane sitting aside a san francisco runway. It happened... See More
breaking news, the crash landing in san francisco and the remarkable portrait of survival emerging. Paunls escaping the jumbo jet, the charred plane sitting aside a san francisco runway. It happened noon pacific time, witnesses describing the angle of the plane coming in, a sign of something terribly wrong, nose far higher than the tail. And the flames, smoke after smashing into the runway. It could be seen for miles. The view from the ground showing frantic scue effort, emergency chutes inflated. Passengers coming off the plane and onced smoke clear, the view from above late today, showing what was left. A huge part of the fuselage, the top of the jet gone. Pieces of wings scattered along the runway, the plane off the runway completely. Here is the latest at this hour. Asiana airlines 214 from seoul, south korea, 307 people on board, 291 passengers, 16 crew members. The airline tonight saying everyone escaped before the fire but we know at least 40 passengers are injured and being treathood federal authorities will not talk about possible fatalities. We know many of the injured were choppered to air hospitals. We have team cover frj asan francisco to washington where the ntsb already has investigators on the way. We begin with cecilia vega at the san francisco airport with incredible images beside the plane where passengers were being held. Good evening. Reporter: Good evening. A very kay otdic scene here at san francisco international. The scene still unfolding. You mentioned those injured, w want to tell you some we know are children, boeing treated around the bay area. Take a look at the video from the crash that you just showed. Look at it again. It's incredible, the plane is just demolished. Smoke billowing, ntsb says this plane crashed on landing. Investigators are now on their way out from waegs to try and find those voice recorders. That is the key piece of evidence in this. We want to show you some video we received. My producer received from one of the passengers on this plane. Her father gave it to us. Taken from on the runway. Passengers were corps doned off in a section of the field near the runway. You can see that smoke billowing. As you said that chaotic scene, those rescue workers flooding on to the runways to try and help passengers. The passenger was banged up, her father says, thankfully, they survived and they're okay. Family members are being held at san francisco international in a room. We've seen many running to the airport frantic to try and find out how their families are. They're being kept way from us under guard at this point. We have a lot to do here. Trying to get an update. Airport officials are slow in releagues information. As soon as we get get it we'll bring it to you.
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