DailyDirt: Asiana Flight 214

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Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at SFO last weekend, and plenty of people were glued to the TV to find out what happened and why. While the NTSB (National Traffic Safety Board) investigation will likely take weeks or months to come to final conclusions, there were plenty of citizen journalists to augment the 24hr-news cycle. Here are just a few informative examples of traditional media and social media coverage of this tragic accident. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 9th, 2013 @ 5:29pm

    NTSB press conference today..

    Two flight attendants were EJECTED from the plane and survived... and one of the fatalities was run over by emergency vehicles on the way to the wreckage?!?

    I've never flown on a Boeing 777... I think I'll stick to 747s for now.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 9th, 2013 @ 6:47pm

    Re: NTSB press conference today..

    Look at it this way, this was a plane crash that had 305 out of 307 survivors.

    Granted, there were other factors that helped that startling number of survivors. To name a few, this happened at a major airport (where there's emergency services), a low speed crash and the fuselage didn't roll over or cartwheel.

    But the Boeing 777 doesn't look too bad at this point-- although that could change depending on what the NTSB finds out...

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jul 9th, 2013 @ 7:01pm

    That Flight Attendant Deserves An Award

    I hear she was bodily carrying people off the plane—people bigger and heavier than her.

    I thought the captain of a craft was supposed to be the last one off. Are aeronautical traditions not quite up to the standards of nautical ones...?

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Jul 9th, 2013 @ 7:03pm

    Re: That Flight Attendant Deserves An Award

    That's one tradition that's more often honored in the breach.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 9th, 2013 @ 8:36pm

    As a former aviator (USN) I can pick at the margins of Armchair's article, but I must say that the person manifests an understanding of aviation that by far surpasses all the media talking heads and most of their consulting experts. Definitely a good read...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 5:18am

    scary!! I cant imagine

     

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