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. (Xinhua/AP Photo)
Two Chinese killed in Asiana air crash: Chinese Consulate General
SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (Xinhua) -- The pair killed in a crash landing of an Asiana Airlines plane at San Francisco airport were Chinese nationals, a spokesman of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco told Xinhua Saturday night.
A total of 141 Chinese citizens were among the 291 passengers aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. Full story
One of two killed in Asiana plane crash holds Chinese passport
SEOUL, July 7 (Xinhua) -- One of the two killed in the Asiana Airlines crash landing at San Francisco airport was found to hold Chinese passport, South Korea's foreign ministry said Sunday.
"We sent an official at our San Francisco consulate general to where dead bodies were placed. According to the verification by a coroner there, one (of the two killed) held Chinese passport. The remaining one has yet to be identified as the autopsy was not done, " Lee Jung-gwan, a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told an emergency news briefing.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