Airlines

Plane Came In Too Low, Says Air Crash Passenger

High-speed belly flop

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SAN FRANCISCO– A passenger aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed landed at San Francisco International Airport said the plane's final approach was too low just before it slammed into the runway.

Moments before the crash, passenger Benjamin Levy said he looked out the window and saw the piers in San Francisco Bay just off the airport runway–and they were way too close to the plane. "We were too low, too soon," he said.

"He was going down pretty fast, and I think he just realized he was down too fast," Levy said.

The pilot then pushed on the engines "just as we were about to hit the water."