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Emergency Vehicles Are Responding': Listen to Air-Traffic Controllers React to S.F. Crash Landing

Listen to air traffic controllers communicating before and after Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday:

For about the first 45 seconds it's sounds like a regular daylight shift at air-traffic control; then at about the :50 mark, it's apparent something is wrong as the tone of the chatter shifts.

At the 1-minute mark, the controller says: "214...emergency vehicles are responding."

The controller's speech quickens considerably as he deals with the emergency crews, communicating with Flight 214, and planes still in the air.

At about the 1:55 mark, he messages the crash-landed flight again: "Asiana 214...emergency vehicles are responding...we have everyone on their way."

Passengers were forced to jump down emergency inflatable slides to safety. Local television station KCRA-TV reported there were two deaths, but that was not immediately confirmed. It was not immediately known whether there were any other injuries.

According to Fox News, the plane was carrying 291 passengers.

Photo credit: David Eun via

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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