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Pilots tried to abort landing seconds before San Francisco crash


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Pilots tried to abort landing seconds before San Francisco crash

The crew of the Boeing 777 that crashed on Saturday at San Francisco airport, had tried to increase its speed and abort its landing just seconds before it hit a sea wall in front of the airport runway.

That is according to flight recorders recovered from the plane as US investigators try to find the cause of the crash. There were also no indications of any problems with the plane or the landing until seven seconds before impact.

Medical staff at San Francisco Hospital are still dealing with the aftermath of the crash.

“What we have seen are patterns of large amounts of abdominal injuries, a huge amount of spine fractures, some of them which include paralysis. We have seen some head trauma and multiple types of orthopaedic injuries,“said Chief of Surgery, Margaret Knudson.

The plane was carrying 307 people on board when it came down short of the runway, killing two Chinese teenagers and injuring dozens of others.

They are believed to be the first ever fatalities in a Boeing 777 crash.

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