Asiana Airlines statement on crash

Asiana crash

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A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crashed landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)



Posted on July 6, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 6 at 11:32 PM

Asiana Airlines released this statement on July 7, 2013 at 6:30 a.m. Korean time after the crash of Flight 214 in San Francisco:

The following information has been confirmed.

Asiana Airlines flight OZ214 (Aircraft Registration HL7742) departed Incheon International Airport on July 6, 2013 at 16:35 (Korea time) bound for San Francisco. Only July 7, 2013 at 11:28 (Local time) an accident occurred as OZ214 was making a landing on San Francisco International Airport's runway 28.

There were a total of 291 passengers (19 business class, 272 travel class) and 16 cabin crew aboard. The majority of the passengers were comprised of 77 Korean citizens, 141 Chinese citizens, 61 US citizens, 1 Japanese citizen, etc. for a total of 291 people.

Asiana Airlines is currently investigating the specific cause of the incident as well as any injuries that may have been sustained to passengers as a result. Asiana Airlines will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation of all associated government agencies and to facilitate this cooperation has established an emergency response center at its headquarters.

At this point no additional information has been confirmed. New developments will be announced as more information becomes available.

For further information regarding OZ213/214, please contact 800-227-4262.