Samsung executive onboard plane that crashed in San Francisco, sent messages on Path and Twitter

Samsung executive onboard plane that crashed in San Francisco, sent messages on Path and Twitter
Mobile technology has evolved to the point that a passenger on a plane that just crash landed can send out information about the incident through social networks. This allows the world to have a first-hand look into a horrific event. Samsung executive David Eun was a passenger on Asiana Flight 214 which crash-landed in San Francisco on Saturday. Eun sent out a message on Path, which also was sent out over Twitter, noting that he just crash-landed and that he was fine. One message read, "Fire and rescue people all over the place. They’re evacuating the injured. Haven’t felt this way since 9/11. Trying to help people stay calm. Deep breaths…”.

Eun sent out other messages saying that the majority of passengers had survived and his images have been used by CNN in their reporting of the crash. Other witnesses to the crash also sent out tweets with pictures attached. What makes this so amazing is that we have gone from finding out news from second and third parties to hearing about events from those involved in real-time.

Consider the tweet sent out by Eun that shows the passengers being evacuated and running off the plane. Other passengers onboard the flight also took amazing pictures not that long after impact. We have become a world with crowd-sourced news and it seems that our first thought, besides getting to safety, is to grab our phones and start sending out images to the rest of the world.

source: AllThingsD

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48 Comments

47. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Tragedy aside, David should carry a Nokia Lumia cellphone because the photos are average at best.

44. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Appreciate every moment of your life because you can be here one minute gone the next.This isn't about whose OS is better .We're talking about life.Everyone on PA please take notice and care of your loved ones .PEACE.

42. joey18

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

now samy say apple terrorist

36. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

off-topic the picture looks edited how on earth a person can capture a photo then edit it on instagram or whatever in this circumstances?

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's sad is there's still 60 + passengers unaccounted for.

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just glad everyone is safe.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Scary. Condolences to the families of those who died. Thank goodness it wasn't worse.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah Ted, this could've been far worse bro.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ted what're your views on air travel? I've flown several times, but have become increasingly wary of it recently. From terrorism, to mechanical issues, it's just not as safe anymore.

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I'm sure you can always drive your bus to your destination … [just sayin']!!

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

According to CBS, the last fatal plane crash in the US was in 2009. Approximately 28,000 flights take off daily in the US (according to some guy on Yahoo Answers, at least), resulting in over ten million total per year. Not to sound callous, but I like the odds of one fatal crash in every 40,000,000 flights.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree commentator. I'll fly again at some point, but man it makes you think, ya know?

38. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't particularly like to travel, period. My wife doesn't like to fly, but if its any real distance, I refuse to drive. We took our boy to WDW a couple of months back - she would have driven the entire 1500 or so miles. Not me. I'm not sitting in a car for 20 + hours if I can sit in a plane for two and a half. Its never worried me. Its still statistically safer than driving.

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'd have flown too under those circumstances. 20 hrs of driving, no way.

5. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Gosh-Golly, I hope he's okay?

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

He stated, 'he was fine as well as most of the other passengers'. Sympathies and iSympathies to all victims and their families. On a side note, I hope my Galaxy Note 3 wasn't on that flight!!

4. MartianMe unregistered

WOW!!!..those pics are probably taken with the GS4....just saying!!

33. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Not really the right time for comments like these.

39. taikucing unregistered

ignorant boy

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well, I hate to be the one to say stuff happens for a reason but... stuff happens for a reason... Sad, but not really surprised. Lets just be glad that it wasn't related to terrorism. Anyways, those big 150 ft long jets are high maintenance. Those survivors should be thankful for the fact the tail didn't come off high altitude. It just makes me wonder....well nevermind...might strike nerves with that thought.

9. smallworld

Posts: 537; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Damn !!!! (American) people need to stop thinking every plane crash is terrorism related !! Stop being so frustrated. I haven't heard of a plane crashing since so much time that this news saddens me deeply.

16. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

To be clear, I never think plane crashes are related to terrorism unless evidence points to otherwise... I know a little to much about those giant flying jets to just write off every plane crash as a terrorism. That is an allegation you just decided to assume... That was not my point... My point was actually towards the fact that a plane that we trust to carry hundreds of people across oceans should be better maintained...

37. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

On a funny note, it looks like it was David who crash landed on the plane, lol...with reference to his tweet.

41. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

its pilot error according to many reports

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Strike nerves with what thought Birds? Why not express your thoughts bro?

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Just reading what he already wrote... I'm thinking maybe he should hold on to that last thought.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah me too, especially on this site. Whatup WM

22. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Nothin' much my friend. I was left feeling a little starved after the Magna Carta app debacle (No still not a big fan, but Jay Z is as close to Old School Rap as I can find nowadays) so I went to datpiff to fill the void. I thought about that conversation we were had a few weeks ago when I heard this mix. http://www.datpiff.com/DJ-GEO-TCT-FEAT-VARIOUS-ARTIST-Old-School-Hip-hop-80s-Mega-Mix-mixtape.314057.html Dude, if you are the 80's Hip Hop fan I think you are, you gotta check this out. Off topic, i know, but I knew you would appreciate this mix.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I am, and I will bro. Run DMC LL EPMD whodini stetsasonic afrikan bombata Eric B and Rakim P.E. Big Daddy Kane Ice T, dude the list goes on and on man. I'm all about old skool. Some new skool, but people like Wayne do nothing for me.

31. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

YES!!! To ALL of that!

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