Asiana Airlines plane crashes
The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur.
- 26 July 1993; Asiana Airlines 737-500; near Mokpo, Korea:
The aircraft struck high ground in poor weather about 4 km from the runway while it was making its third attempt at a landing.
Four of the six crew members and 64 of the 104 passengers were killed.
Boeing 737 plane crashes
28 July 2011; Asiana Airlines; 747-400F; HL7604; flight 991; near Jeju, South Korea: The aircraft was on an international cargo flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Shanghai, China. About an hour after takeoff, the crew reported on onboard fire and diverted toward Jeju, South Korea. Both pilots were killed in the crash.
While this airliner accident resulted in fatalities, it was a cargo flight without any passenger fatalities and is not counted as a fatal event as defined by AirSafe.com
- 6 July 2013; Asiana Airlines; 777-200ER; HL7742; flight 214; San Francisco, CA:
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, and the rear of the aircraft struck a seawall just short of the runway while landing.
The tail section broke apart, and both horizontal stabilizers and the vertical fin separated from the aircraft.
Both engines and the main landing gear also separated from the aircraft.
The aircraft caught fire after it came to rest, but not before all of the crew and most of the passengers were able to escape.
All 16 crew members survived, but thee of the 291 passengers, all teenage girls from China, were killed.
More on the flight 214 plane crash
http://airsafe.com/events/airlines/asiana.htm -- Revised: 29 January 2017