CNN: Exclusive Video of Flight 214 Crash
SEOUL, South Korea (AP/CNN) — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco fire officials say they encountered smoke, leaking jet fuel and passengers coming down on chutes when they arrived at the Asiana airlines crash scene.
Lt. Christine Emmons said at a news conference on Monday that she and her partner ran up a chute into the plane. They found four passengers trapped in the back.
The conditions in the plane were changing rapidly, with the fire coming down on rescuers and the smoke thickening.
Emmons said the trapped passengers were pulled out to safety.
South Korea says its officials will inspect the engines and landing equipment on all Boeing 777 plans owned by Asiana and Korea Air.
The South Korea government made the announcement today.
Investigators say the plane was traveling “significantly below” the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway.
Amateur video obtained exclusively by CNN shows the plane crashing and spinning counterclockwise and coming to a stop. Fred Hayes said he shot the video about a mile from the crash scene.
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.
Two people were killed and more than 180 sent to hospitals.