Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco Injures 180, Kills 2

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other safety agencies are currently investigating what may have led to the airplane crash that occurred recently in San Francisco. The Asiana Airlines flight 214 attempted to land at a speed that investigators say was “significantly below” the target speed when the tail of the plane hit the seawall in front of the runway before crashing. At least 180 passengers were hospitalized for injuries including spinal fractures, abdominal bleeding, and head trauma. Two 16-year-old girls were killed in the crash. Aviation safety experts and investigators are speculating whether the airline’s company policies and cockpit management may have led to the collision.