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Site of Asiana 214 crash at SFO. What happened?

Here's a look at the site where Asiana 214 crash landed at SFO (Photo: Chris McGinnis)

Here’s a look at the site where Asiana 214 crash landed at SFO (Photo: Chris McGinnis)

“If you know SFO, [there are] a few piers that extend out of the runway into the water - and I realized quickly, we’re like 2 or 3 meters above, maybe 10 feet above water, and we’re not even on the runway. I don’t see the runway, I justsee water. I’m realizing we’re way too low, but I think eh, he’s gonna make it, he knows what he’s doing. And that wasn’t the case. Somehow we hit the tarmac.” Here’s the full story from SFgate:  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-jetliner-crash-kills-2-seriously-injures-49-4650259.php

While it’s still speculation, I think Asiana 214 (a Boeing 777) approached the runway too low, and sheared off landing gear on the seawall you see above. Then the tail hit hard and broke off, breaking up toward the right while the fuselage spun around to the left. What do YOU think happened? Please leave your comments below. 

-Chris McGinnis

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