Asiana Airline crash: “I saw people fall out” – Survivor narrates ordeal as 2 Chinese teenagers are confirmed dead

Asian Airline crash

by Akan Ido

A survivor of the San Francisco plane crash has described seeing flight attendants flung out of the plane as the tail broke off the Asiana Boeing 777 aircraft.

Two people have been confirmed dead in the crash and many passengers who were previously unaccounted for have been found.

The flight which was heading into San Francisco from Seoul, South Korea crash-landed at the San Francisco International Airport and caught fire immediately after.

Authorities say both victims of the accident were Chinese citizens. The two victims were found outside the plane, according to San Francisco fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. “My understanding is that they were found on the runway,” she said.

Elliot Stone, a survivor who spoke with the Cable News Network (CNN) said: “Right when it appeared to coast for the landing, … (he) sped up, like the pilot knew he was short.

“And then the back end just hit, and flies up in the air, and everybody’s head goes up to the ceiling. And then it just kind of drifts for a little bit, for a good 300 yards and then tips over. Fire starts,” he explained.

He said he was able to evacuate safely, sitting in the middle of the plane, but the flight attendants sitting in the back “got hammered – because we landed short.

“And then they all fell out – and it was just the most terrible thing I’ve seen,” Stone said.

He said around 20 minutes after the crash, he and fellow passengers noticed “another five bodies like 457 metres away that nobody saw,” adding they alerted emergency workers, but were frustrated at the response.

“We were yelling at people, yelling at firefighters. Get over here. They were just lagging hard. I don’t know.”

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