July 7, 2013 4:13 PM
Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers' seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, escaping the smoke. One walked through a hole where a rear bathroom had been. Audio from the moments surrounding the deadly plane crash in San Francisco has emerged, painting a picture of a scene marred by confusion and desperation. Air traffic controllers appear to be in communication with the doomed flight, letting them know that emergency help was on its way. As the shock fades from the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214, investigators are probing what led the Boeing 777 to crash land at San Francisco International Airport. Chinese state media revealed that two 16-year-old Chinese citizens, Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, were killed. The other 305 people on board survived.