UPDATE: Two Veteran Pilots Flying Asiana Airlines Jetliner

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE -- 7/7 9:40 am : SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- South Korea says two veteran pilots were flying the Asiana Airlines jetliner when it crashed while landing at San Francisco's airport, killing two people.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport says four pilots were aboard and rotated in two-person shifts during the flight from Asia.

The ministry identified the pilots at the controls during Saturday's crash as Lee Jeong-min and Lee Gang-guk.

Officials say more than 300 passengers and crew members were aboard when it slammed into the runway and caught fire.

The two dead were found outside the wreckage. Another 182 people were taken to hospitals, many with minor injuries.
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UPDATE: San Francisco fire chief: Everyone accounted for in jetliner crash.
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UPDATE: San Francisco General Hospital says it is treating eight adults and two children who were critically injured in a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport.

Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan says the adult patients range in age from 20 to their 40s. It was not immediately clear the ages of the children.

San Francisco-area broadcasters KNTV, KCBS and KTVU have reported that there were fatalities in Saturday's crash of the Asiana airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea.

But The Associated Press contacted police, fire and coroner's officials and was unable to confirm any deaths.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman Rachel Kagan told KCBS radio in San Francisco that 10 passengers from a jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had been transported to the hospital.

She said the hospital received two children and eight adults, all in critical condition. She said tents were being set up outside the hospital for triage.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said Flight 214 crashed while landing on runway 28 left at 11:26 PDT.

A video clip posted to YouTube showed smoke coming from a jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the emergency slides.


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