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Two Chinese killed in San Francisco air crash

English.news.cn   2013-07-07 18:24:52            

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7 (Xinhua) -- The two people killed in a crash landing of a South Korean passenger plane at San Francisco airport were Chinese nationals, the Chinese Consulate General here confirmed Saturday night.

A total of 141 Chinese citizens were among the 291 passengers aboard the Boeing 777-200, which originated in Shanghai and picked up passengers in South Korea before heading to San Francisco.

Some 182 people were injured and have been sent to nine hospitals near the airport. Forty-eight people remain in serious condition, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee told reporters Saturday night.

South Korea's Transportation Ministry said Sunday that the two killed in the crash landing were identified to be Chinese women.

A spokesman of Asiana Airlines, which was operating the ill-fated flight, has said the two killed were passengers seated at the back of the plane.


Most Chinese students in San Francisco plane crash accounted for

SHANGHAI, July 7 (Xinhua) -- It has been confirmed that 70 students and teachers on a plane that crashed while landing in San Francisco on Saturday are from north China's Shanxi Province and east China's Zhejiang Province, local authorities said Sunday.

Thirty of the students and five teachers aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 are from Shanxi Province, the provincial education department said Sunday. Full story

At least 2 killed, 130 injured in San Francisco air crash

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and 130 others injured in Saturday's crash landing of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport, said the city's fire chief.

About 60 people aboard the plane, which was flying from Seoul, South Korea, were still unaccounted for, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White told a press conference.Full story

141 Chinese citizens aboard plane crashing at San Francisco airport

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (Xinhua) -- One hundred and forty-one Chinese citizens were among the 291 passengers aboard the Asiana Airlines plane that crash landed at San Francisco airport on Saturday, diplomats with the Chinese Consulate General said.

The Chinese citizens included a teacher and 34 high school students, the diplomats said.Full story

Boeing 777 plane from ROK crashes on landing, casualties unknown

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (Xinhua) -- An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 passenger plane flying from Seoul, the Republic of Korea (ROK), on Saturday crashed while landing and burned partly at San Francisco International Airport, California of the United States, with parts spread on the runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States confirmed that the plane, bound for San Francisco from Seoul, was on flight 214. The accident was technically termed as "crash landing."Full story

News Analysis: Frequent plane crashes raise aviation security concerns in Nepal

KATHMANDU, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Three plane crashes occurred in Nepal during the last two weeks, raising serious questions about the country's civil aviation security and the safety of passengers, most of whom are foreign tourists.

The main reasons, according to experts and government officials, are increasing "unhealthy competition" among private airlines operating in the mountainous terrain and lack of effective regulatory mechanism.Full story

Backgrounder: Major air crashes since 2010

MOSCOW, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- A YAK-42 passenger plane carrying 45 people crashed Wednesday after taking off near central Russian city of Yaroslavl, killing at least 43 people aboard, said the Emergency Situations Ministry.

Since 2010, the world has seen a series of major aircraft catastrophes. They are listed as follows:Full story


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