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Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crashes at San Francisco airport

by Devesh Agarwal

Asiana Boeing 777-200ER. Image courtesy Wikimedia

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER bearing registration HL7742 has crash landed at San Francisco International airport (SFO).

Flight OZ 214 from Incheon airport Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, California, USA, appears to have touched down short of runway 28L. Major portions of the aircraft broke apart, fuselage, tail, landing gear, and engines at the landing. The aircraft fuselage burst into flames and is burned out.

Emergency services responded and there appears to be no fatalities at present. Flight operations at the airport are disrupted due to the shutdown of runway 28L.

A video from a ground observer took this video.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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