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Jul 22, 2013

Plane crashes offer hospitals marketing opportunities, pitfalls

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 (Reuters) – For Bay Area hospitals,
responding to the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 could have
a legacy that lasts well beyond the days they treated victims:
raising their profile in the community, perhaps leading to more
people thinking of their hospital when they need care.

Bay Area hospitals took in more than 180 injured passengers
after the plane came in too low to the airport on July 6,
hitting a sea wall and losing its tail and landing gear as it
skidded down the runway. The bulk of patients went to San
Francisco General Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

Jul 19, 2013

In Asiana crash, a husband’s worst nightmare

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19 (Reuters) – Seconds after the July 6
crash of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco airport,
passenger Hyun Seob Oh witnessed an unimaginable horror: an
emergency escape slide exploded inside the cabin, enveloping his
wife, Asiana flight attendant Sook Young Hyun.

He could see her legs jutting out from the slide at an odd
angle, wriggling slightly, as he and other passengers rushed to
help. But there was nothing to cut the slide away with, no
immediate means to free her.

Jul 13, 2013

Third Chinese schoolgirl dies in Asiana air crash

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Chinese girl died in a San Francisco hospital on Friday, becoming the third fatality in the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet at the city’s airport last Saturday, doctors and Chinese officials said.

The teenage girl, who died on Friday morning, had been in critical condition, according to a statement from two doctors at San Francisco General Hospital. Her parents asked the hospital not to release further information.

Jul 12, 2013

Third person dies in Asiana air crash -San Francisco hospital

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Chinese girl died in hospital on Friday, becoming the third fatality in the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet at San Francisco airport last Saturday, doctors and Chinese officials said.

The child, who died on Friday morning, had been in critical condition, according to a statement from two doctors at San Francisco General Hospital. The girl was a Chinese national, according to the Chinese consulate in San Francisco.

Jul 12, 2013

Analysis: 911 calls highlight emergency response challenges in Asiana crash

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tapes of 911 emergency calls made moments after an Asiana Airlines jet crashed at San Francisco airport last Saturday reveal panic and confusion, and highlight some possible problems as emergency services raced to the scene.

The crash of the Boeing 777 killed two and injured more than 180. The first police and fire personnel arrived at the crash scene in about two minutes, and local officials said brave rescue efforts and effective triage of the many wounded likely saved lives.

Jul 12, 2013

911 calls highlight emergency response challenges in Asiana crash

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 (Reuters) – Tapes of 911 emergency
calls made moments after an Asiana Airlines jet crashed at San
Francisco airport last Saturday reveal panic and confusion, and
highlight some possible problems as emergency services raced to
the scene.

The crash of the Boeing 777 killed two and injured
more than 180. The first police and fire
personnel arrived at the crash scene in about two minutes, and
local officials said brave rescue efforts and effective triage
of the many wounded likely saved lives.

Jul 11, 2013

Emergency calls reveal chaos, long waits in aftermath of Asiana crash

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tapes of 911 emergency calls made moments after the Asiana plane crash at San Francisco airport last Saturday reveal panic and confusion, with passengers describing severe injuries and long waits for help.

The California Highway Patrol released 11 minutes of call audio tapes late on Wednesday. The crash of the Boeing 777 killed two and injured more than 180.

Jul 9, 2013

Asiana plane was far below target speed before San Francisco crash

SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL (Reuters) – The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco’s international airport was flying 25 percent below its intended air speed before slamming into the ground, U.S. safety officials said on Monday as attention increasingly focused on the actions of the pilots.

All four pilots were being interviewed on Monday by investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies, NTSB chairwoman Deborah Hersman said at a news conference in San Francisco. Saturday’s crash killed two teenage Chinese passengers and injured more than 180 other people.

Jul 8, 2013

Pilot of crashed Asiana plane was in 777 training

SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) – The pilot of the
crashed Asiana plane at San Francisco airport was still “in
training” for the Boeing 777 when he attempted to land the
aircraft under supervision on Saturday, the South Korean airline
said.

Lee Kang-kook, the second most junior pilot of four on board
the Asiana Airlines aircraft, had 43 hours’
experience flying the long-range jet, it said on Monday. The
plane’s crew tried to abort the descent less than two seconds
before it hit a seawall, bounced along the tarmac and burst into
flames.

Jul 8, 2013

Crew tried to abort landing before San Francisco air crash

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco’s airport on Saturday was traveling “significantly below” its intended speed and its crew tried to abort the landing just seconds before it hit the seawall in front of the runway, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday.

Information collected from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder indicated that there were no signs of trouble until seven seconds before impact, when the crew tried to accelerate, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said at a news conference at the airport.