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Friday, July 12, 2013

Asiana Plane Crash: Video Animation Details Chilling Crash Landing

Posted By on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 7:15 AM

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A former pilot has created an animation that depicts exactly what happened on Saturday when Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport, killing two and wounding 180 others.

Jack Suchocki, who, according to the Chron, flew 727s and other aircraft, now runs a company, Eyewitness Animations, which specializes in re-creating air crashes using computer animation for investigation and litigation purposes. He decided the Asiana crash was unique enough that recreating it through animation could, at the very least, help future pilots know what not to do.

The ghost plane in the video shows how the plane should have landed, giving viewers a better understanding of how low the jetliner was flying right before it crashed.

Actual communications from the plane and emergency radio broadcasts accompanies the video. Watch:

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