Evacuation of passengers from Boeing 777-200ER Asiana Airlines aircraft
An eyewitness was surprised in the pictures the evacuation of passengers from the Boeing 777-200ER Asiana Airlines aircraft. This one missed the landing at the airport in San Francisco, hitting the dam at the end of the runway. Flight 214 Asiana, on the route Seoul - San Francisco, was carrying 307 people (16 crew members and 291 passengers). As a result of the accident, 2 people died, 182 were injured and 123 passengers escaped unharmed.
Notice how only 2 slides open, and passengers run as far as the plane. According to this footage, the evacuation was made during the golden 90 seconds. But the evacuation was made difficult. Only 2 slides from 6 were used.
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The investigation is ongoing. Deborah Hersman, NTSB President, leads the investigation team. We will return with the final verdict.