Aviation News

July 27, 2011

Asiana Cargo Jet Crashes Off South Korea Coast

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A Boeing 747-400F operated by Asiana Airlines crashed into the sea off the southern coast of South Korea early Thursday morning local time.

Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 HL7417 is believed to have been the aircraft that crashed, seen here taxiing in Anchorage in Dec. 2010

Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 HL7417 is believed to have been the aircraft that crashed, seen here taxiing in Anchorage in Dec. 2010. (Photo by Brandon Farris)

According to a CNN report, the plane disappeared from radar at 4:28 am Thursday. Wreckage began washing up three hours later, but neither the plane nor crew have been located.

The flight was enroute to Shanghai from Seoul.