Despite all of the chaos, fire and tragedy, officials are now reporting that all 307 people aboard Asiana Flight 214 that was scheduled to land this morning at the San Francisco airport from Seoul, Korea, are accounted for. San Francisco International Airport Fire Chief has confirmed, though, that two people tragically died when the Boeing 777 crash landed on one of the four runways. In addition, dozens were taken to area hospitals, some being admitted. Miraculously, nearly 125 did not require medical treatment.
Clifford Law Offices has had a great deal of experience with Boeing aircraft crashes. Check out the firm’s website, for details on numerous crashes over the past 30 years, including representing many people in the Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash in the Pacific Ocean in 2000 where Clifford Law Offices’ partner Kevin Durkin served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee as well as the Administrative Management Committee. Lawyers at the firm also are working on behalf of several passengers and their families who were injured or killed in the crash of Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 at Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands. In that crash, a radio altimeter malfunctioned, causing the auto-throttle to disengage on the Boeing 737, which reduced the throttle level position to flight-idle, thereby allowing the airspeed to decrease. Flight 1951 lost control and crashed into a muddy field about a mile north of the runway. In the Asiana Airlines crash of Flight 214, experts are trying to find the cause of the crash landing at the San Francisco airport. Experts are speculating that among the problems could be radio altimeters, alone or in combination with other factors.