14 Jul 2013

San Francisco airport runway open again

11:01 am on 14 July 2013

The runway at San Francisco international airport, which was damaged by the Asiana Airlines plane crash last Saturday, is open again.

The airport has resumed normal service after six days of delayed and canceled flights.

Asiana flight 214 crashed after clipping a seawall short of the runway, skidding out of control, shredding the tail of the plane and catching fire.

Three Chinese teenagers were killed and more than 180 people were injured.

The Boeing 777 was carrying 291 passengers and 16 crew from Seoul to San Francisco.