AP -- AP CLIENTS ONLY

San Francisco -- July 7, 2013

1. SOUNDBITE: Shi Da, (pronounced sure), Passenger (he asked to be partially obscured):

"Before touching down, I saw the coast and the runway. But I think the plane is flying too low, even lower than the coast, near the sea level. And then I heard the engine is being charged by the pilot, I think. But I think the pilot is trying to pull the airplane up, but it does not work. And then the tail hit the ground very heavily. And we all are shocked, and all the oxygen masks dropped down. And then I smell weird, and I saw some sparkles shining in front of me. And when I stand up, I saw the tail with the kitchen is all missing. There is a big hole there and I can see through the hole to see the runway and the ground. There are a lot of dust in the cabin. And we just bring my bag and rush out from the tail, from the hole."

STORYLINE:

Shi Da, 39, a product manager at an Internet company in Hangzhou, China was traveling with wife and teenage son aboard the Asiana Airlines 777 that crash-landed Saturday. He asked that his face be partially obscured. Shi said, "But I think the plane is flying too low, even lower than the coast, near the sea level. And then I heard the engine is being charged by the pilot, I think. But I think the pilot is trying to pull the airplane up, but it does not work."

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