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The most recent airplane crash (or assumed to have crashed because of its disappearance from the face of the earth), is that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China. Two hundred thirty (239) people, passengers and crew were on board. Months after its disappearance, nothing - no clue or debris - has been found.
A year after it disappeared, portions of the aircraft were located - right where they suspected it crashed. No other information after that. Authorities are still looking for clues, and trying o determine the cause of the crash.
Asiana Airlines Flight crashed while landing at San Francisco Airport (SFO), hit a seawall, divided in several pieces, and burnt, killing 3 passengers, including a passenger who tried to escape the burning wreckage.
On July 7, 2013, an Asiana Airlines (OZ) flight (Flight 214) from Seoul, Korea crashed while landing at San Francisco (SFO) International Airport. Two passengers were killed on the spot, and one more died in the hospital. More than 160 passengers were injured, and majority of them escaped. News reports and pictures from the scene showed passengers scampering to safety away from the aircraft before it was engulfed in flames. Some of the injured were flight attendants who were sitting at the back of the airplane. They were thrown out during the crash landing.
One of the passengers who was killed, a Chinese teenager, was killed after she was run over by an emergency truck that arrived to rescue passengers. The rescuers immediately reported that they believe that they run over a fleeing passenger.
Out of 307 passengers on board, which included 16 crew members, 123 were treated at San Francisco hospitals and surrounding cities.
The aircraft was a 777 (Triple 7 in aircraft lingo. It was reported that the aircraft landed with tail first while hitting the start of the runway's edge, sheering off the Triple 7's tail section.
It was determined during the investigation that the cause of the crash was pilot error.
For more information, go to Asiana Flight 214
On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean four hours from take off. Very few bodies were recovered and there were reports that the airplane crashed intact.
May 6, 2011
A body was lifted today from the ocean where Air France flight 447 wreckage was found. This follows the finding of the black box which was lifted only a couple of days earlier. According to news reports, the body is still strapped on the seat belt. DNA testing will be conducted to determine the identity of the victim/ Body of Air France Flight 447 Crash Lifted from the Wreckage
May 3, 2011
The second black box of Air France Flight 447 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean was recovered today.Air France flight 447 Second Black Box Recorder Recovered from Wreckage
April 3, 2011
Phase 4 of the recovery of Air France Flight 447 that crashed after it left Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, found several debris and a huge part of the downed aircraft, not far from where the previous parts have been found and recovered. The aircraft was found in a silty sea bed, with debris and some bodies caught between the debris. The debris found was described as "quite intact", and may have exploded but the plane was not divided in few pieces. The bodies will be brought to the surface for identification, but as of this time, there was no report on how many bodies have been recovered.
Caspian Air Flight 7908 crashed in an agricultural field near the city of Qazvin, Iran. 168 people on board were killed.
Brazil Ended Search for More Bodies from Air France Flight 447 Crash.
Air France Paying Families of Crash Victims
Air France Getting Close to Answers/50th Body has been found /400 Total Pieces of Wreckage Read more...
Pattern of dead bodies from Air France 447 crash suggests it split up in mid-air Read more...6/12/09
More bodies recovered from Air France crash Read more.....
Was terrorism the cause of the Air France crash? Read more...
6/10/09T wo Air France passengers probed for terror link Read more....Terror link to 2 aboard crashed jet Two passengers with names matched to Islamic terrorism were on AF Flt 447 that crashed on 6/1/09Submarine at AF Jet Crash to hunt for black boxesAF 447 Vertical Stabilizer FoundAir France ignored Recommendation to Change Speed Instruments on AF Flt 447 that Crashed6/9/09Clues Hide in Air France Vertical Stabilizer Read more....The bodies of victims of AF Flt 447 crash arrived in Brazil today. Read AF 447 Jet Crash
6/8/09A total of 24 bodies and part of the tail was found today at the AF Flt 447 crash site. (From Montreal Gazette 6/8/09).
6/8/09 Seventeen (17) total bodies now recovered from Atlantic OceanU
6/7/09Brazil recovers 3 more bodies near jet crash site (Yahoo News)In addition to the two bodies recovered yesterday, Brazil recovered 23 more bodies, for a total of five (5). No other information on the sex of the last three. The Air France crash hits home. Another Filipino died in an airplane crash. When Air France 447 crashed on June 1, 2009, a Filipino seaman, Arden Jugueta, was one of the passengers who perished during that crash. Yesterday, the Saudi Arabian Embassy confirmed that one of the flight attendants working the Yeman Airline that crashed was a Filipina. Camille Lou Castillo Libron, 26, single. Read more.....
Air France Flight 447 disappeared from the radar and never heard from starting June 1, 2009 when an automatic message was sent to the Air France operations center. There were 228 people on board from different nationalities
Passengers who Missed the Air France Flight 447:
For some passengers who missed the AF Flight 447, because of traffic or problem with their reservations, it was a sad relief, knowing that they missed death but 228 people did not. They are -
Andrej Aplinc - Slovenia sailor, father of 2. His cab driver was in a hurry to watch a soccer match so he got to the airport early to catch Flt 447. However, he found that there was not enough legroom on that flight for his bum knee and there were seats on the earlier AF flight. He took that flight and his life was spared.
Gustavo Ciriaco, Brazilian, dancer, choreographer, was late to take AF 4 pm flight and the airline agents could not find his seat and the gate was about to close. He pleaded to be on the flight and the airline discovered the seating error and they allowed him to take the 4pm flight. Otherwise, he said, he would have been on the AF447 flight.
Amina Benouargha-Jaffiol, lives in France, tried to get on the flight Sunday night by asking her diplomat friend to convince the airline. The airline did not relent, and so her's and her husband's (Claude) lives were spared.
The above stories or missing a doomed flight for one reason or another, should be considered in a positive light and not be considered traumatic. The above "survisors" were sadly humbled when they compare their fate to the fate of the passengers of Air France 447 that they missed.
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