1. Investigation

    Asiana Crew Delayed Evacuation

    In this photo provided by the National Transportation Security Board (NTSB), NTSB investigators conduct a first site assessment overnight of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing after a likely 10-hour-plus flight from Seoul, South Korea. The flight originated in Shanghai and stopped in Seoul before the long trek to San Francisco. (AP Photo/NTSB)

    NTSB,via AP

    More testimony from the crew is shedding light on the final minutes before the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco on Saturday. After the plane skidded to a stop on the runway, two flight attendants asked the three pilots what to do and were told to delay evacuation procedures. Then another flight attendant, who was seated just in front of the wing, saw fire out the plane’s window. Other details that emerged from the investigation include that the pilot told the airport’s tower that he was blinded by a mysterious flash of light from in front of the plane just before the crash. Two flight attendants were trapped by the plane’s emergency exit doors when they deployed automatically; the attendants were freed but were injured.

    Until one flight attendant saw fire.

    The California Highway Patrol just released audio from 911 calls about the Asiana plane crash.

    Read it at The New York Times