Asiana Airlines Plane Crashes At San Francisco Airport

Asiana Airlines Plane Crashes At San Francisco AirportIt had been an uneventful 10-plus hour flight from Seoul, South Korea, approaching San Francisco’s airport on a clear summer day. Then, in a few horrifying seconds, that calm was shattered.

‘Lopped off entirely’

A fireball erupted after the Boeing 777 airliner hit the runway hard around 11:30 a.m., rocked back and forth, spun around, shearing off the plane’s tail. Scores of passengers and crew climbed out — some jumping, others sliding down evacuation chutes as flames and smoke billowed from the aircraft’s windows.

Two people were found dead outside the plane, according to San Francisco fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. The airline identified the dead girls as students Wang Linjia and Ye Mengyuan, both 16. Somehow, 305 others survived.

Video taken soon after the crash and posted on YouTube showed dark gray smoke rising from the plane, which was upright on its belly, with no landing gear evident. Its roof was charred and, in spots, gone entirely. The back of the plane appeared to have been lopped off entirely..


‘No signs of terrorism’

Investigators from Washington and Seoul are heading to northern California trying to answer a simple question. How did this happen? While the exact cause will take months to determine, the South Korean Transport Ministry said “the tail of the Asiana flight hit the runway and the aircraft veered to the left out of the runway.”

Members of South Korea’s Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board will travel to San Francisco, that agency said. They’ll be joined by a “go-to” team from the United States’ National Transportation Safety Board, led by chairman Deborah Hersman. Right now, they’re not sure what they’ll find, though a U.S. national security official has said there are no signs of terrorism.

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Source: Greg Botelho | CNN

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Jay Cutler Delivered Engagement Ring To Kristin Cavallari Via Mail?

Jay Cutler Delivered Engagement Ring To Kristin Cavallari Via MailAnyone who has followed Jay Cutler’s career knows he isn’t one for theatrics. The nonchalant quarterback is about as cool as they come. So it is fitting, if not necessarily surprising, to hear about how he and his fiancee, former reality star Kristin Cavallari, finally decided to tie the knot.

‘Second engagement’

After the couple got engaged in April 2011, Cutler called it off that summer. But a few months later, the marriage was back on. In an interview that will air as part of an E! special on March 10, Cavallari explained how it all went down. She was leaving the airport in Chicago in the fall of 2011 when the idea of a second engagement was broached.

“Somehow it came up, like, ‘Oh, shall we get married?'” Cavallari said. “We’re like, ‘Yeah, OK.'”


‘Through the mail’

The couple already had wedding jewelry from their first engagement, so they saved that expense. But with Cutler in Chicago and Cavallari in California, how could he get her the ring? Through the mail, of course.

Well, what can you say about Jay Cutler’s way of giving the engagement ring to Kristin Cavallari? Would you have done it any other way if you were in his shoes?

Source: The Post Game, Yahoo Sports

Image: The Hollywood Gossip