Two people were dead and 182 others were taken to hospitals after Saturday morning’s crash landing of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport, authorities told reporters Saturday evening.
– The two fatalities aboard the Asiana Airlines flight were Chinese passport holders, said Choi Jeong-ho, head of aviation policy bureau of South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport.
– While the exact cause of the Asiana Airlines crash will take months to determine, Choi said “the tail of the Asiana flight hit the runway and the aircraft veered to the left out of the runway.”
Crash details, and the investigation:
– On board were 291 passengers and 16 flight crew members, traveling from Incheon International Airport in Seoul to San Francisco, according to Asiana Airlines. All 307 have been accounted for.
– Of the 291 passengers, 61 are Americans, Asiana Airlines said. It said 77 of the passengers are South Koreans, 141 are Chinese and one is Japanese.