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.
- Flight attendant Lee Yoon-hye described how passengers evacuated the cabin and how two of her colleagues were pinned by evacuation slides that inflated inwards. Lee was the last person off the plane, helped several people to safety, and suffered a broken tailbone herself. [url]
- Another first-hand account came from David Eun’s tweet, reporting that most passengers were ok. He also pointed to @flySFO, SFO’s official Twitter account which is still posting updates on the crash investigation. [url]
- A self-described “armchair air crash investigator” speculates about as well as the talking heads on the cable news networks. Who needs to watch the same video footage looped over and over…? [url]
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