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San Francisco, California / Plane Crash #1047454

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 07, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The crash landing at the San Francisco International Airport of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777 plane with 307 people on board, featured; scenes shown of the wreckage on and off the airport runway.

(San Francisco airport: John Yang) The clues about the plane crash from the black boxes information examined; scenes shown of debris on the runway after the sea wall was hit. [NTSB chairman Deborah HERSMAN†- talks about the plane's low approach speed.] [PASSENGER - describes what happened.] [United 885 PILOT - recounts seeing people outside.] [Former pilot Jay COLLINS†- talks about the pilot's plight.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Miguel Almaguer) The survivor stories presented; scenes shown of the plane's wreckage and from San Francisco General Hospital. [Passengers Eugene RAH††, Ben LEVY‡, Kitty ZHANG‡- describe what happened.].[UCSF department of neurological surgery Dr. Geoffrey MANLEY†- describes the kinds of injuries.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live discussion held with former NTSB investigator Greg Feith† about the plane crash; inset video from the crash site shown. [From Denver, FEITH - comments on the questions about the plane's landing speed and who/what controlled the approach speed.]

Holt, Lester;
Yang, John;
Almaguer, Miguel

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