Air crash passengers prayed for lives

Air crash passengers prayed for lives

DEAD & SURVIVORS

Two Chinese teenagers die in crash. More than 180 others injured, 49 seriously.

CAUSE

Witness says plane was coming in too low and clipped sea wall, causing the tail to fall off. Asiana officials say 'there were no problems caused by the 777-200 plane or (its) engines'.

Passenger Xu Da was sitting at the rear of the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 as it was coming in to land at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

"I was very scared when I felt the violent bangs and the sounds of the crash," he said.

The plane crash-landed and burst into flames with more than 300 passengers and crew onboard, including 141 Chinese, 77 South Koreans and 61 US citizens.

Two Chinese teenagers died and more than 180 passengers were injured, 49 seriously.

An investigation into the cause of the accident has begun.

"The plane flew extremely low, even as low as the sea wall, as I was looking out of the window. I felt the plane drop suddenly, but then I felt a surge of power from the back and the plane tried to ascend again," Xu said.

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