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Boeing (BA) and United Technologies (UTX) engine unit Pratt & Whitney are providing assistance to the National Transportation Safety Board following the crash yesterday of an Asiana Airlines 777 jet in San Francisco, which left two people dead and over 180 injured. The accident is the first fatal crash involving a 777 in 18 years of service and after over 5M flights, although it represents the plane's third hull loss. The cause of the disaster isn't yet known.
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  • User 9172541
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    Seems like Seeking Alpha enjoys providing negative reports on the 787. Is that why "the first fatal crash involving a 787 in 18 years" is mistakenly reported here???
    7 Jul 2013, 02:36 AM Reply Like
  • JimDavistnt1
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    Come on, is it a 777 or a 787 make up your mind. Most likely a 777.
    7 Jul 2013, 02:36 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Yigal Grayeff
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    The plane was of course a 777. Apologies for the error, which has now been corrected.
    7 Jul 2013, 03:50 AM Reply Like
  • JonBeGood
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    Either CNN or FOX (I switched back and forth) reported that the 777 had Rolls Royce Trent 800 engines. Mistakes seem to abound in the intitial aftermath.
    7 Jul 2013, 04:20 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    It was 777-200 that hit a plyon or lightpost that cause the tail to brake off,
    the and cause the aircraft to spin on the ground
    flight date recoder and flight recorder are located in the aft cagro compartment just inside the aft cargo door and painted organge .


    ModeS: 71BF42
    Reg: HL7742
    Typecode: B772
    Type: Boeing 777-28EER
    Serial number: 29171
    Airline: Asiana Airlines


    The 777 was deign in 1989 and been in service since 1995
    The 777 is a fly wire and does not have self sealing fueling tanks, the skin thicken is .063 not .25 that being reported


    As of August 2012, the 777 has been in eight aviation occurrences,] including two hull-loss accidents, and two hijackings, with no fatalities among the passengers or crew.[
    It appear the flight crew place the aircraft on at the being of the runway and made a hard landing to get the passenger off the aircraft due to the fire
    The 777 was design to have the engines and landing gears to break way on a hard landing
    After the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 a DC-10 in Iowa all commercial aircraft must a interior that will meet a crash landing of 9G
    After the crash of Swissair Flight 111 a Md-11 all commercial aircrafts must meet flammability required for the interior
    For photo of Asiana Airlines aircraft see


    the other crash the press is forgetting about is Flight 6 a UPS 747-400F that crash carrying a load of Ion batteries
    7 Jul 2013, 04:59 AM Reply Like
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