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July 6, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Harriet Ryan and Maeve Reston
SAN FRANCISCO -- At least 48 people aboard an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed upon landing Saturday at San Francisco International Airport were treated by medical personnel, a law enforcement source told The Times. The source, who was involved in the rescue effort, said there was no immediate word on the severity of the injuries or whether there were any fatalities. Some passengers were taken to hospitals. Tech executive David Eun, who was on the plane, sent out a message on Twitter saying: "Most people are totally calm and trying to let the fire and rescue do their jobs....
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December 6, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
"A Journey to Planet Sanity," Blake Freeman's comedic documentary and purported quest for "truth," proves a tedious, half-baked outing. It mostly plays like a slapdash mockumentary crossed with a bad reality TV show. The engine here is director-star Freeman's mission to make things right for 69-year-old LeRoy Tessina, a food delivery man whose unfounded fear of aliens and ghosts has caused him emotional and financial distress (he's supposedly spent his life savings on psychic guidance, among other forms of "protection" from the paranormal)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A girl injured when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed in San Francisco died Friday morning, hospital officials said, marking the third fatality from the incident. San Francisco General Hospital officials released little detail, saying only that the girl had been listed in critical condition. "Her parents have asked that we reveal no further information at this time," a hospital statement said. "We will respect their wishes while they grieve. " Coroner's officials in San Francisco and San Mateo counties could not be reached Friday for more information.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
A plane carrying some people connected with the film "Salinger," a highly anticipated documentary about writer J.D. Salinger, crash-landed at Telluride Regional Airport in southwestern Colorado on Sunday afternoon. The left landing gear collapsed, and the Beechcraft 1900D turbo-prop skidded on its belly, but no injuries were reported to the 10 passengers and two crew members aboard, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office. A warning light had indicated there was a problem with the equipment before landing, the sheriff's office said, so emergency crews were alerted and stood by as the plane touched down shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal investigators said Monday they will attempt to determine what caused an engine failure that forced the pilot of a small plane to make a crash landing on a freeway overpass in Sun Valley, injuring himself and a passenger when the aircraft clipped a light pole and grazed a car. The pilot and passenger were identified by Los Angeles police as Robert Gaugenmaier, 61, and his wife, Judith, 50, of Studio City. Their single-engine Cessna 182 crash-landed at 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
Pilot error caused a twin-engine plane to make a crash landing at Oxnard Airport on Friday. Flight instructor Mike Gordon said he was giving instructions to a student pilot and forgot to put the landing gear down in the $350,000 twin-engine Beechcraft Baron. "We didn't realize it until we hit the ground," Gordon said. The plane skidded on its belly for more than 50 feet before coming to an abrupt but safe stop just after 9 a.m. Friday on the west end of the runway.
NEWS
March 10, 1987 | United Press International
A small twin-engine plane carrying 1,800 pounds of gold from Canada made a belly landing early today at Kennedy Airport, skidding 1,000 feet in a shower of sparks. Authorities said the the pilot, co-pilot and a Brinks guard aboard the plane were not injured in the wheels-up landing. The gold was quickly transferred to an armored car.
SCIENCE
July 5, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japan's delta-wing space shuttle flawlessly approached the speed of sound while cruising over Sweden but tumbled into a field moments later for a crash landing that cast doubt on future trials of the experimental craft, a space official said. The space shuttle, an unmanned craft only 12 1/2 feet long, took flight Tuesday, lifted by a stratospheric balloon to 13 miles above an international test site. During the shuttle's descent, two of its three parachutes failed to open properly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1998 | NICK GREEN
An experimental airplane skidded 1,000 yards down a runway at Oxnard Airport with Fire Department vehicles in pursuit after the landing gear of the $350,000 craft failed to deploy, authorities said. However, no fire broke out and the unidentified pilot escaped unscathed from the crash landing at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, said Dan Gildea, a spokesman for the Oxnard Fire Department. "I guess he did a really good job of bringing it in," Gildea said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1989
Federal investigators said Monday they will try to determine what caused an engine failure that forced the pilot of a small plane to make a crash landing Sunday on a freeway overpass in Sun Valley, injuring himself and a passenger when the aircraft clipped a light pole and grazed a car. The pilot and passenger were identified by Los Angeles police as Robert Gaugenmaier, 62, and his wife, Judith, 50, of Studio City. The single-engine Cessna 182 they were in crash-landed at 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and W.J. Hennigan
More than 80 passengers who were aboard Asiana Flight 214 when it crash-landed in San Francisco have taken steps toward a lawsuit against the airline and Boeing Co., the plane's manufacturer, attorneys representing the survivors announced Tuesday. The Chicago-based firm Ribbeck Law Chartered filed a "petition for discovery" Monday against Boeing, asking the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois to order the manufacturer to turn over information on the design and parts suppliers of the Boeing 777 aircraft that clipped a sea wall and hurtled across the runway at San Francisco International Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A girl injured when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed in San Francisco died Friday morning, hospital officials said, marking the third fatality from the incident. San Francisco General Hospital officials released little detail, saying only that the girl had been listed in critical condition. "Her parents have asked that we reveal no further information at this time," a hospital statement said. "We will respect their wishes while they grieve. " Coroner's officials in San Francisco and San Mateo counties could not be reached Friday for more information.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2013 | By Laura Nelson, Dan Weikel and Ralph Vartabedian
SAN FRANCISCO -- The top federal investigator probing the crash of a plane at San Francisco International Airport said Wednesday that it's too early to blame the pilots for the tragedy. "At this point in the investigation, we are not reaching any conclusions," Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told CNN . "We're gathering factual information. We know a lot, and what we need to do is correlate all that information. We need to put it together and see what it tells us. " The pilots flying the Asiana Airlines jetliner told federal investigators that an automatic throttle - a system akin to a car's cruise control - had failed to keep the jetliner at the proper speed for landing.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
Before Asiana Airlines Flight 214 struck a sea wall at the edge of San Francisco International Airport, the Seoul-based carrier was planning a huge expansion of its fleet in hopes of capitalizing on the surge in air traffic from Asia. The devastating crash Saturday that killed two teenagers and sent 182 passengers to hospitals now throws into question the future of South Korea's second-largest airline - a carrier that was recently ranked one of the world's best. The key to overcoming damage to the company's once highly rated reputation, according to experts, is for Asiana's executives to quickly make any safety improvements needed to prevent another tragedy in the future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Lee Romney
The crash landing of an Asiana Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport before noon Saturday came into sharper focus during a midafternoon news conference, but many questions -- about the cause and even the number of missing -- remained unanswered. San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, whose department staffs three airport fire stations, confirmed two fatalities in the crash, which tore the tail off the aircraft and damaged the fuselage. The plane originated in Shanghai, China, before stopping in Seoul and carried 291 passengers and 16 additional crew members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Maeve Reston, Harriet Ryan and Rong-Gong Lin II
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, had been scheduled to be on the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport but switched flights at the last moment. Sandberg said on her Facebook page that she was originally scheduled to fly on Asiana Airlines from Seoul to San Francisco, but decided to change flights to United Airlines so she could use frequent-flier miles for the tickets for her family, who were accompanying her. “Taking a minute to be thankful,” Sandberg wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Half an hour into ABC's "Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232," you're still waiting for it to start. And after the pace does quicken--"Attention all units!"--you're anxious for it to end. Airing at 9 tonight on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42, this is the story about the 1989 crash of a United Air Lines wide body in Sioux City, Iowa, and the herculean rescue effort responsible for 186 of 296 passengers being safely removed from the wreckage in just 48 minutes.
NEWS
August 12, 2000 | From Associated Press
The pilot of a homemade plane trying to make an emergency landing on a highway landed instead on a flatbed truck. Howard Aaron Hamer, 63, had just taken off from the airport in the high desert town of Chiloquin on Thursday when his single-engine plane lost power, state police said. He decided to attempt an emergency landing northbound on U.S. Highway 97. At the same time, the truck driver--also traveling north--pulled under Hamer's plane without realizing it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Harriet Ryan, and Maeve Reston
South Korean Deputy Consul General Hong Sung Wok said Asiana Airline officials told him that one person was killed and 20 to 30 people injured in the crash at San Francisco International Airport. “We are very shocked,” Hong said, speaking with a Times reporter in the arrival area of the international terminal. “We have to take care of this sad situation. We will make all efforts to take care of these families. We also express our sorrows to the victims.” He said that airline officials told him there were 299 people aboard the plane, with that number possibly including crew members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Harriet Ryan and Maeve Reston
SAN FRANCISCO -- At least 48 people aboard an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed upon landing Saturday at San Francisco International Airport were treated by medical personnel, a law enforcement source told The Times. The source, who was involved in the rescue effort, said there was no immediate word on the severity of the injuries or whether there were any fatalities. Some passengers were taken to hospitals. Tech executive David Eun, who was on the plane, sent out a message on Twitter saying: "Most people are totally calm and trying to let the fire and rescue do their jobs....
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