Local hospitals treated 182 passengers with at least three adults and two children said to be in a critical condition. Around 49 are in a serious condition while 123 passengers sustained injuries in the crash.
There was no immediate indication of the cause of the accident and National Transportation Safety Board investigators were due to arrive at the airport at around midnight to begin the inquiry into what had caused the accident.
Asiana Airlines said it did not appear that the crash had been caused by mechanical failure although it declined to blame either the pilot or an error by the control tower.
Benjamin Levy, who was aboard the plane, also told the Los Angeles Times that the aircraft's final approach toward San Francisco Airport was too low.
Moments before the crash landing, Levy said that he looked out the window and spotted the piers in San Francisco Bay off the runway, and they appeared too close.
'We were too low, too soon,' he told the paper in a phone interview Saturday. 'He [the pilot] was going down pretty fast, and I think he just realized he was down too fast''
Ndege yenyewe kabla ya ajali hiyo mbaya mno ,ila cha kumshukuru Mungu ni kwamba ni watu wa wili peke yake ndo waliopoteza maisha yao yani kimtizamo na kivile tunavyojua Hii Ndege ajali yake ingeweza kuuwa hata wote'' but kama tunavyosema sisi Waswahili ni kwamba ikiwa siku yako haijafika hata kifanyike sijui kitu gani kuliko kilichofanyika at the time'' kama hujapangiwa kifo utapona na kutembea hata juu ya maji''God is Great All the time''
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