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July 6, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan, Shelby Grad and Carlos Lozano
San Francisco International Airport was closed after a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing on Saturday. It's unknown when the airport will reopen. Photos taken by a passenger on the plane shows people on the runway with smoke coming from the aircraft. In a brief phone interview, a passenger from the flight who didn't want to give his name told the Los Angeles Times that most of the passengers on the flight were unharmed. “I just want their families to know,” he said.
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December 9, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Federal safety officials will hold an investigative hearing starting Tuesday to explore the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco that killed three passengers and injured more than 180 in July. On Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, the National Transportation Safety Board will address issues related to the crash, including pilot training, the effect of highly automated flight systems on pilot awareness, aircraft cabin safety and the emergency response of public safety agencies.
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April 11, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Which airlines are doing best on social media? Which airports get the most mentions? American, Southwest and Delta are performing best on social media, and SFO and JFK are the top-performing U.S. airports, according to a survey by Viralheat , a company that measures customer sentiment by sorting through tweets, posts and other exchanges. The survey found San Francisco International generated 3,691 mentions and JFK 3,434. LAX was third with 2,535 mentions; Dallas/Ft. Worth (1,618)
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October 23, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Because of the government shutdown earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board said this week that they are delaying from November to December a two-day investigative hearing about the deadly Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco earlier this year. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on July 6 clipped a seawall and slammed into a runway while landing at San Francisco International Airport. Three teenage girls were killed in the crash and more than 180 other people were injured.
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July 6, 2013 | From Los Angeles Times Staff
At least some passengers appeared to get out safely from a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines that crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. Photos taken by a passenger on the plane shows people on the runway with smoke coming from the aircraft. Witnesses told KTVU-TV that the tail broke off on landing. Video showed black smoke coming from a plane in pieces on the ground and fire officials were on the scene. It was unclear how many people were on board.
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July 6, 2013 | By Lee Romney and Jill Cowan
This post has been corrected. See note below. SAN FRANCISCO-- San Francisco International Airport reopened two of its four runways before 7 p.m. Saturday, after a jetliner crash at the airport that left two dead and scores injured, officials said But many flights remained canceled after the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight, officials said. Some flights were rebooked for as late as Monday.  Nonetheless, a few flights were taking off.  "Go, go, go," information volunteer Jimmy Chee told a couple scrambling for an Air France flight, directing them to the security line.
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July 12, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
A fire broke out overnight in the wreckage of the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco Airport, officials said Friday. KGO-TV in San Francisco reported the fire occurred as crews were working to remove pieces of the wreckage from the runway. The fire was caused by friction created when crews were cutting the fuselage to remove it, the station reported. Firefighters extinguished the blaze. Investigators are finishing their on-scene work at Runway 28L but will continue to analyze pieces of the plane at the NTSB's labs in Washington, D.C. A report that will officially determine the cause of the crash is expected in about a year.
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July 29, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SAN FRANCISCO -- A United Airlines customer service agent and his wife have been charged with one felony count of grand theft and two felony counts of commercial burglary for allegedly stealing luggage at San Francisco International Airport in the disarray following the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, prosecutors said Monday. Sean Sharif Crudup, 44, and Raychas Elizabeth Thomas, 32, both of Richmond, Calif., are out on bail. Crudup has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 26 and has yet to file a plea.
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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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July 6, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan and Maeve Reston
SAN FRANCISCO -- Witnesses said that many of the passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed upon landing Saturday at San Francisco International Airport appeared not to have been hurt. There has been no official word, however, about injuries or fatalities. 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.... Posted updates to let everyone know that majority of passengers seem ok. " Photos taken by passengers on the flight show people on the runway and smoke coming from the aircraft.
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July 29, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SAN FRANCISCO -- A United Airlines customer service agent and his wife have been charged with one felony count of grand theft and two felony counts of commercial burglary for allegedly stealing luggage at San Francisco International Airport in the disarray following the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, prosecutors said Monday. Sean Sharif Crudup, 44, and Raychas Elizabeth Thomas, 32, both of Richmond, Calif., are out on bail. Crudup has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 26 and has yet to file a plea.
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July 12, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
A fire broke out overnight in the wreckage of the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco Airport, officials said Friday. KGO-TV in San Francisco reported the fire occurred as crews were working to remove pieces of the wreckage from the runway. The fire was caused by friction created when crews were cutting the fuselage to remove it, the station reported. Firefighters extinguished the blaze. Investigators are finishing their on-scene work at Runway 28L but will continue to analyze pieces of the plane at the NTSB's labs in Washington, D.C. A report that will officially determine the cause of the crash is expected in about a year.
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July 8, 2013 | Dan Weikel, Ralph Vartabedian and Laura J. Nelson
The Asiana Airlines jetliner that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport was flying far below its intended landing speed and on the verge of stalling before the aircraft clipped the sea wall and slammed into the runway, federal accident investigators said Sunday. The targeted landing speed for the Boeing 777-200ER is 137 knots, and the South Korean jetliner was "significantly" below that, said Deborah A.P. Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
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July 7, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson, Lee Romney and Los Angeles Times staff
More than 24 hours after the Asiana Airlines plane crash, San Francisco International Airport reopened the third of the airport's four runways, officials said Sunday. The reopening of runway 28-R should boost flight volume to as many as 30 takeoffs an hour, officials said on Twitter. Airport and federal officials confirmed that the runway was reopened at a news conference Sunday afternoon. "Some good news!" @FlySFO tweeted. "28R is now open!" Officials said earlier that reopening the runway would decrease wait times.
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July 7, 2013 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two of four runways remained closed at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday as an odyssey that began Saturday continued for many travelers, with dozens of flights canceled or rerouted. At the international terminal, sleeping passengers wrapped in coats were curled on the floor early Sunday. Throughout the morning, lines grew longer as travelers sought a way out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Nathan Manser, 35, of Houghton, Mich., was grumbling in a sing-song voice about Delta's poor customer service as he pushed a luggage cart into a corner.
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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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July 6, 2013 | By Lee Romney and Martha Groves
SAN FRANCISCO-- San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said the two people killed in the Asiana jetliner crash at San Francisco International Airport were found dead on the runway. It was not clear whether the victims had been pulled from the plane or ejected. Hayes-White also said that a number of passengers were seen emerging from the shallow waters of San Francisco Bay when first responders arrived on the scene. However, the wreckage was a short distance away and Hayes-White said "the assumption" is that survivors may have immersed themselves in the shallow waters to douse flames.
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July 6, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Harriet Ryan and Maeve Reston
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal law enforcements officials are monitoring the crash of the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, but sources said there was no immediate indication of terrorism or other foul play. The National Transportation Safety Board is beginning an investigation into the crash. Federal law enforcement sources said the focus now is on a mechanical or operating error. Another source said 48 passengers received medical care.
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July 6, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan and Maeve Reston
SAN FRANCISCO -- Witnesses said that many of the passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed upon landing Saturday at San Francisco International Airport appeared not to have been hurt. There has been no official word, however, about injuries or fatalities. 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.... Posted updates to let everyone know that majority of passengers seem ok. " Photos taken by passengers on the flight show people on the runway and smoke coming from the aircraft.
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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.
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