A new “forensic animation” of the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 provides the most detailed look at the crash so far in exact scale, including actual speeds, altitudes and cockpit recordings.
The animation was provided by Eyewitness Animationas, which has been in business for 23 years reconstructing major accidents and crime scenes for purposes of investigation and litigation with a specialty in aviation accident reconstruction, according to the company.
It begins 17-second prior to imapct and shows the graphic of the plane in blue where the 777 should have been during its landing Saturday morning at SFO.
The animation shows when the pilot does pull up, it’s already too late.
The right main gear hits the sea wall first, then the tail just a split second later.
The animation shows the left engine breaking away and the plane becoming airborne briefly as it slides around the runway and on to the grass. Initially there is no fire which gives the passengers time to get out alive.
The animation also shows why doctors were treating so many spinal and neck injuries among economy passengers.
With only lap seat belts, many in coach had their head slammed into the seat in front of them.
Passengers in the business class section had harness seat belts. There were no spinal injuries in that section.