U-S investigators are examining flight data recorders as the investigation gets underway into what caused the crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco that killed two young Chinese passengers and injured more than 180.
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said it’s too early to determine what went wrong.
“We need good evidence, we need to document that, we need to corroborate that with information from air traffic control tapes, radar, flight data recorder information, cockpit voice recorder information.”
Asiana Airlines President and CEO Yoon Young-doo said mechanical failure didn’t appear to be a factor.
Crash survivor Vedpal Singh said it was a hard landing.
“There was a loud noise and the whole plane shook. So we thought, you know, that something terrible has gone wrong.”
Pictures taken after the crash showed thick smoke billowing from the fuselage. TV footage later showed the aircraft gutted and blackened