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    You can see the rear pressure bulkhead exposed; you can also see a noticeable buckling of the fuselage a few rows forward of the rear doors, suggesting a very heavy tail first impact (similar to the TK 737 at AMS).

    Both wings clearly attached; nothing to suggest cartwheeling. Seems to be a nose high attitude on landing, resulting in a heavy tailstrike and aircraft just rolled out, out of control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by akerosid View Post
    You can see the rear pressure bulkhead exposed; you can also see a noticeable buckling of the fuselage a few rows forward of the rear doors, suggesting a very heavy tail first impact (similar to the TK 737 at AMS).

    Both wings clearly attached; nothing to suggest cartwheeling. Seems to be a nose high attitude on landing, resulting in a heavy tailstrike and aircraft just rolled out, out of control?
    Apparently it was a tail strike, during landing.
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    WAAAY short. Looking for height ?

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    Piece of gear back by the tail . How does that happen ?


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    Wall Street Journal ‏@WSJ 47s
    Pilots who saw Asiana 777 crash in San Francisco say it landed hard, cartwheeled, erupted in flames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akerosid View Post
    Only the second 777 ever to be written off; hopefully still non-fatal, though reported that many taken to hospital.

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    I think its the third, one burnt up in Egypt on the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiecker View Post
    Piece of gear back by the tail . How does that happen ?
    There is a wall at the beginning of the runway, I would presume for flood control. Ive seen an image (link below) with scrape marks or a hole on that wall. Purely speculating here, but it looks like the right MLG hit that wall, broke off and caused the plane to slam into the ground loosing the tail in the process.


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    Looks like the right gear hit that stone wall, similar to what someone else said.

    Just my inference, the professionals will be able to determine exactly what occurred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PIAA310 View Post
    Looks like the right gear hit that stone wall, similar to what someone else said.

    Just my inference, the professionals will be able to determine exactly what occurred.
    Ok so I guess we wait for Gabriel...



    EDIT : KTVU in SF reporting two dead.

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    Looks like a wind shear effect, accident, just like Delta 191 in Dallas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVION1 View Post
    Looks like a wind shear effect, accident, just like Delta 191 in Dallas.
    Weather was clear, wind was 5-10 mph. This looks more like someone got caught way behind the airplane while not using auto throttles.

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    the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiecker View Post
    Twitter is incredible !!!

    Check this out !!

    RT @Eunner: I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm ok. Surreal...[pic] https://path.com/p/1lwrZb
    It looks like at least one passenger is carrying a bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertenthije View Post
    There is a wall at the beginning of the runway, I would presume for flood control. ...........
    There is no wall higher than the threshold - what you see is the sea wall to prevent erosion. See lower picture in post #33

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    Default Deja Vu?

    Doesn't this look similar to BA038 at LHR?
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    Anyone else curious on the way the fire pattern is ?

    Seems odd to burn the top of the fuselage .

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    Anyone heard whereabouts of # 1 eng ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVION1 View Post
    Apparently it was a tail strike, during landing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadstick View Post
    Weather was clear, wind was 5-10 mph. This looks more like someone got caught way behind the airplane while not using auto throttles.
    In fair weather, how on Earth does a professional flight deck crew explain this away? Any mentions about a last-moment bird ingestions a la US 1549?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadstick View Post
    Weather was clear, wind was 5-10 mph. This looks more like someone got caught way behind the airplane while not using auto throttles.
    Wind shear could happen in clear weather too. I have seen weird weather in clear skies: water spout, dust devils, etc. with clear skies.
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