July 6, Asiana Airlines flight 214 from Incheon, South Korea to San Francisco, crashed during a landing attempt at San Francisco International Airport. The flight was carrying 307 people, and most were able to evacuate safely, 182 were injured, and two Chinese students aboard were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board is at work, trying to determine the exact cause, but what is known so far shows that the aircraft was low and underspeed during its approach, and the tail section appears to have clipped the seawall at the end of the runway, as the Boeing 777 struck the tarmac hard. This collection of images contains many photographs from passenger Eugene Anthony Rah, who was documenting the scene as he fled the aircraft.
Kim Yoon-ju, a flight attendant who was working aboard Asiana Airlines flight 214 when it crash-landed at San Francisco airport, cries as she is greeted by Park Sam-koo, Chairman of the Kumho-Asiana group, upon her arrival at Incheon Airport in Incheon, South Korea, on July 11, 2013.
(AP Photo/Kim Hong-Ji)
In this photo taken by Asiana Airlines flight 214 passenger Eugene Anthony Rah, passengers walk away from the Boeing 777 aircraft after a crash-landing at San Francisco International Airport, on July 6, 2013. Some can be seen carrying luggage and other carry-on items, spurring widespread criticism.
(Reuters/Eugene Anthony Rah)
NTSB Aerospace Engineer Greg Smith receives flight recorders from Asiana Airlines flight 214 in the NTSB laboratory in Washington, on July 7, 2013. Investigators took the flight data recorder, left foreground, and the cockpit voice recorder, behind it, from the Boeing 777-200 to NTSB headquarters overnight to begin examining its contents for clues to the last moments of the flight, officials said.
An unidentified family member of one of two Chinese students killed in the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214, cries at the airline's counter as she and other family members check in for a flight to San Francisco, at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, on July 8, 2013.
(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asiana Airlines President and CEO Yoon Young-doo, left, greets unidentified family members of two Chinese students killed in an Asiana Airlines plane crash on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, at the transit lounge of the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, on July 8, 2013.
(AP Photo/Korea Pool via Yonhap)