Plane Crash SFO – ROGER CAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

South San Francisco, CA July 6, 2013

Through out the day, folks on Everything South City continued to update each other with the latest and sussed out the hows and whys of this tragedy. Because media reports have saturated this accident we will not repeat what has already been reported. For those interested, please view our Facebook page for the comments that were made in real time.

From Roger regarding his interest in photographing the airport during this time period:

Home Base: South San Francisco, CA Operation: North America Equipment: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm IS 'L' lens, Canon 24-105mm IS Lens.

Home Base: South San Francisco, CA
Operation: North America
Equipment: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm IS ‘L’ lens, Canon 24-105mm IS Lens.

A short piece about myself so maybe you understand how this came about. I’m a freelance aviation photographer for several magazines around the world. I’ve been in aviation my entire life, first flights months after I was born, as my father worked for UAL as did my cousins/Uncle/Aunt etc at SFO. I’ve had two very close friends lose fathers to plane crashes and one lost his grandmother to an airliner crash into her home in San Diego. Several guys I went to school with, and were friends with perished in a small plane in the Tahoe area, I still have the newspaper clipping.

I’ve been to numerous plane crash sites, both military and civilian to pay respects, local ones were above Skyline College (Flying Tigers Cargo) one in the Fremont Hills (UAL) and one above Woodside (BCPA Flight 304). I’m very close friends with Christopher O’Donnell, the caretaker of the crash site. I’ve been on many group searches from old accident reports trying to mark and document crash sites.

More recently I did an air to air photo shoot with retired American Airlines Pilot Julie Clark, whose father was the pilot of the plane, that one of my friends dads perished in over in Dublin, Calif. in the early 60’s. Her plane is in this link with the smoke on.

 It was later determined to be a passenger suicide that went into the cockpiit, killing both pilots and himself. Cabin doors were mandatory in most major airlines after that. And as I cover air shows several times a month, yes I’ve lost several pilot friends, of which I’m not going into any details. Yes I was at the Reno Air Races, and was on a pylon at the time.

Every Memorial Day I’m proud to go to honor the dead that gave us our freedom of speech at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, you can see some of those pictures on this Everything South City’s Facebook page’s header/timeline.

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 from Seoul Korea came up short on the runway and hit the shoreline before the runway

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 from Seoul Korea came up short on the runway and hit the shoreline before the runway

Landing gear strewn down the runway

Landing gear strewn down the runway

First Responders down the length of the runway

First Responders down the length of the runway

 Tail of Asiana Airline on the ground next to a waiting UAL 747


Tail of Asiana Airline on the ground next to a waiting UAL 747

Pier area to where the tail is, the plane should have touched down beyond this area.

Pier area to where the tail is, the plane should have touched down beyond this area.

You can see where the plane stopped on the far left.

You can see where the plane stopped on the far left.

 Bulkhead is visible where the tail broke off. Very fortunate that the majority of people walked away from this accident. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).


Bulkhead is visible where the tail broke off. Very fortunate that the majority of people walked away from this accident. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) departs from SFO in N3 around 11:00 am. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) departs from SFO in N3 around 11:00 am. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

 As N3 was departing, a second FAA Cessna (N58) made several passes to view the scene from the air. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).


As N3 was departing, a second FAA Cessna (N58) made several passes to view the scene from the air. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Quiet over SSF while planes  launch over Millbrae and Burlingame, due to the ongoing investigation of the Asiana Airlines crash yesterday.

Quiet over SSF while planes launch over Millbrae and Burlingame, due to the ongoing investigation of the Asiana Airlines crash yesterday.

Eerie feeling at night to see this wreckage

Eerie feeling at night to see this wreckage

 

 

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