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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Tim Gunn Celibate for 3 Decades!

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Project Runway star and mentor Tim Gunn says that he hasn’t had sex in nearly three decades — and he’s totally fine with that.

The 58-year-old fashion icon joined the co-hosts of ABC’s “The Revolution,” on Tuesday, where he told the audience: “I haven’t had sex in 29 years. Do I feel like less of a person for it? No. Not even remotely. I’m a perfectly happy, fulfilled individual. And I have feelings. It’s not as though I’m some barren forest.”

He’s stayed celibate for so long, he says, because he was wounded by an old relationship. “It’s very personal,” he said, choosing his words carefully and getting a bit emotional. “I was in a very intense relationship for a long time. And my partner ended it, saying that, quite frankly, he was impatient with my sexual performance.” “The AIDS epidemic was just starting,” Gunn added, which was an added concern. “I’m happy to be healthy and alive, quite frankly.”

For more than two decades, Gunn says he’s described himself as asexual. “That’s probably still closest to the truth,” he writes. “I do believe in a spectrum of sexuality. Some people are completely straight and some are completely gay, and plenty of people are somewhere in between. I think it’s crazy how hung up Americans, especially American men, are on this subject. I identify as gay, but there are women to whom I’m attracted. It’s not like I want to go to bed with them — but I can appreciate when someone’s radiating sexiness.”

Though it’s been years since he felt “that way” about anyone, Gunn says that he’s open to the possibility.


Source: Yahoo News