Black Box Shows Boeing 777 Tried To Abort Landing - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Black Box Shows Boeing 777 Tried To Abort Landing

Posted: Updated:

JENNIFER DAVIS
San Francisco

Federal officials recovered the cockpit voice and flight data recorders and sent them to Washington overnight.

We've also learned the identities of the two people killed in the crash, both were 16-year-old students from China.

Dozens of other passengers are recovering from their injuries.

The cockpit voice recorder is giving investigators some early clues about the cause of this crash, as we learn that the jetliner's crew tried to abort the landing just moments before impact.

Black box recordings from the ill-fated Asiana flight give federal investigators new clues tonight.

The boeing 777, was apparently traveling a lot slower on approach than intended:

"I will tell that the speed was significantly below 137 knots and we're not talking about a few knots," says Deborah Hersman, NTSB chairwoman.

The crew tried to increase speed. Then, seconds before the landing, an alarm sounds, warning the plane was about to stall.

Hersman says, "A call to initiate a 'go around' occurred one point five seconds before impact."

But there was no time. Right after that call, Flight 214 struck the seawall that separates the edge of the runway from the San Francisco Bay, slamming hard, losing its tail and leaving a trail of debris.

Within a minute or two, the plane was in flames, carving a gash in the aircraft's roof.

"I can tell you, it is nothing short of a miracle that we had literally 123 people walk away from this," says San Francisco Fire Chief Joanna Hayes-White.

The national transportation safety board is inspecting the wreckage, inside and out.

And we're getting our first look inside the plane: the seats, collapsed. Oxygen masks deployed.

"In your head, everything goes in slow motion, you just don't believe it is happening. you don't know if you're gonna be dead at the end of this slow motion," says a survivor of the crash.

Ntsb officials expect to be on scene for about a week, but they say it typically takes 12-18 months to complete an investigation.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • NJ woman who worked 4 jobs dies in car

    NJ woman who worked 4 jobs dies in car

    A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car.
    A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car.
  • Two Bodies Found In Schuylkill River After Violent Abduction

    Two Bodies Found In Schuylkill River After Violent Abduction

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:12:00 GMT
    Police are investigating a deadly abduction that ended at The Schuylkill River where two bodies were pulled from the water. A third person is being treated for stab wounds.
    Police are investigating a deadly abduction that ended at The Schuylkill River where two bodies were pulled from the water. A third person is being treated for stab wounds.
  • Man Charged In Mayfair Double Murder

    Man Charged In Mayfair Double Murder

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:40:24 GMT
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday.Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday.
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday. Police say robbery appears to be the motive. 
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday. Police say robbery appears to be the motive. 
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices