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's messages provided a real-time look into the events in San Francisco

Eun's messages provided a real-time look into the events in San Francisco

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

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, my heart goes out to the ones that died. Very sad event. :(

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Very sad indeed. Hoping for the better.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah Mxy I hate stuff like this, tragedy sucks man.

40. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Well I suppose it'd be naive to think damage like that doesn't involve at least one death, but... the article and source doesn't mention a death anywhere. Edit: Ah, apparently user Commentator said 2 died. My condolences...

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Two fatalities, pray the survivors make it through alright.

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: 517; 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: 4766; 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: 30678; 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: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah me too, especially on this site. Whatup WM

22. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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31. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

YES!!! To ALL of that!

19. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I said it in the above comment. I don't know how it will be perceived but here goes... It just makes me a little bit ill to know how much maintenance goes into these giant jets and that tiny little mishaps such as a loosened bolt can cause enough foil and aerodynamic issues that the tail plane comes off. I don't like the "mistakes happens" line considering how there is life on the line. It could have been a manufacturing error or just a maintenance error. Either way, a plane carrying lives crashed... I hope I don't come off as mad, I just wonder how these little issues go about unnoticed.... I also want to know more details about the plane itself, as well as the airline. I'm just curious.

20. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I'm with you Birds. But I'm less in wonder and more in disgust, that is if what I'm also thinking is correct. With manufacturing becoming more about the numbers and less about the customers, and in this case less about safety, my mind unfortunately went right back to the last few emergency landings as of late and I automatically assumed it was a manufacturing and/or maintenance issue. I know I shouldn't assume, but I've seen sub par products shoved out the door, just for the sake of meeting quota, and planes are no different. The faster they can make a plane, the more money it makes for the company. But I'm trying to hold judgement until the evidence is clear.

21. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

That is why I'm left wondering rather than trying to say OMG....this happened because this didn't happen so yadayadayada I'm pissed and butthurt because a person I don't know died and yadayadayada... If more info surfaces in the future, I will then cast my judgement and do my "tisk tisk tisk sermon"... LMAO And I agree... Considering how big those planes are there should be not corners cut...It looks to me to be a Boeing 747 but I'm no expert so I can't say for sure. An issue I was a bit afraid to address was if the airline was Korean or not...Not to knock Korean Airlines or what other Asiatic/Foreign airline there is but I don't know their history on product maintenance. So again, to cast judgement there would be illogical... I guess I'll go back to having no life an waiting for more evidence to pop up. :)

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

777 Boeing, and along with WM I agree with you too yo. That's why I've grown wary of air travel. Only if I feel it's required, otherwise the beauty of driving a rental car is what I'm doing. My wife to be and I get married on 9-21-13, and we've already said we're picking up a rental and driving to our honeymoon destination...San Diego Cali. We're renting a brand new Vette for that.

25. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Oh thanks, I couldn't tell because I couldn't see the engine pods. I guess they were damaged in the crash too. I feel noobish for not recognizing it...-_-... lol I generally know my planes.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You sound like you're into it. Respect for that yo

29. guest

Posts: 365; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Asiana is a great airline I have flown them a few times. They are part of Star Alliance NOT Oneworld like the associated press got wrong. Their maintenance and standards have to be high to belong in the alliance which United Airlines founded. There are a lot of things that need to be approved before they can fly into the United States as well as be a part of the alliance.

34. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well that is good to hear and all but that only makes it worse IMHO... It only makes me wonder how it managed to happen if Star Alliance is held up to such a high standard....JS...

30. guest

Posts: 365; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

The 777 has never had a fatality until today since it was introduced in 1995 and today's crash was pilot error. It is the workhorse of a lot of international airlines. Nothing wrong with the plane. SFO is tricky to land at. I used to fly in and out of there all of the time to go to Asia.

28. guest

Posts: 365; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

The jet was not the problem it was pilot error. The plane was coming in too low and by the time the pilot realized it and tried to increase altitude it was too late. Pilot error caused a tail strike at the edge of the runway because the angle of attack was too high which popped the tail off and slammed the plane into the ground where it skidded to a halt.

43. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

Human factor, imho. Official investigation will make the conclusion.

46. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well, that changes my views all entirely. So he should have raise speed and only pitched slightly. I'm guessing he decided to pitch up at a steeper angle which made the tail plane snap? For aircraft it seldom is direction that causes a crash but more so generally a lack of aerial stability or a lack of altitude, and a mixture of both caused this horrible crash. I remember reading an article 4 years ago about a giant subsonic air-liner with the ability to land itself. Still waiting on that tech. Lol.

48. guest

Posts: 365; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

The pilot was inexperienced because there is a delay between when you punch the throttle and how long it takes for the engines to spool up to bring the power. He might have pulled up too fast thinking the power would come on quick and stalled out. The last recorded speed of the plane was at 83 knots I think and normal landing speed is around 125ish. Not enough speed = not enough lift generated by the wings due to lack of air flow over the control surfaces which makes the plane uncontrollable and drop like a rock. Altitude is not the problem though a plane has to get from 0 feet off the ground in the air and back down to 0 feet. The flaps that are extended during landing and take off help the aircraft grab the wind if you will so the pilot can maintain control of the aircraft during slower flight speeds but even with the flaps extended there is still a minimum amount of airflow that needs to flow over the wings in order to make them effective.

4. MartianMe unregistered

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

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