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Asiana flight attendants make news with bravery

Before Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed in San Francisco, the last time the Korean airlines' flight attendants made news it was over an effort by their union earlier this year to get the dress code updated so female attendants could wear trousers. Full story

Asiana crash evacuation delayed by 90 seconds

As soon as Asiana Flight 214 came to a stop after a crash landing that tore off the tail and sent the Boeing 777 spinning down the runway at San Francisco International Airport, the lead flight attendant asked pilots if she should begin evacuating passengers. The answer: No. Full story

Asiana passengers made frantic 911 calls, recordings show

  Top Talkers: 911 calls made by passengers aboard the Asiana Flight 214 that crash-landed in San Francisco last weekend reveal reveal the chaotic scene immediately following the crash. Also, the NTSB has stated the plane's doors were not opened until 90 seconds after landing. NBC News' Tom Costello h

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  Passenger evacuation delayed during Asiana flight

After taking quick action, the flight attendants on Asiana flight 214 managed to save more than 300 lives – but the doors of the airplane were not opened until about 90 seconds after the plane came to rest, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. NBC’s Tom Costello reports

  Asiana flight attendant recalls helping passengers

Top Talkers: Federal investigators indicate the pilots of Asiana flight 214 thought the plane's auto-throttle had been set when coming in for landing. NBC News' Tom Costello reports on the latest details in the crash that killed two and hospitalized 26.

  Asiana flight attendant: ‘not thinking, but acting’

As NTSB investigators begin interviewing the four-pilot crew of the Asiana flight that crashed while landing in San Francisco, survivors of the crash, including flight attendant Lee Yoon-Hye, who was among the last to leave the plane, are speaking out. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

  Flight 214 passenger: ‘Fear,’ ‘chaos’ after crash

“I knew something was wrong,” said Eugene Rah, who was a passenger on Flight 214 when it crash-landed in San Francisco. He told TODAY about the moments right before and after the crash.

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Sara Nelson, the vice president of the Association of Flight Attendants, shares her thoughts on the TSA’s decision to allow pocket knives on airplanes.

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Asiana Airlines flight attendants and rescued passengers rest on the runway after flight 214 crash landed in San Francisco
Asiana Airlines flight attendants and rescued passengers rest on the runway after flight 214 crash landed in San Francisco

Asiana Airlines flight attendants and rescued passengers rest on the runway after flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport in California July 6, 2013 in this handout photo provided by passenger Eugene Anthony Rah released to Reuters on July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Eugene Anthony Rah/H

File picture shows Asiana Airlines flight attendant Kim Ji-yeon standing near a runway with rescued passengers in San Francisco
File picture shows Asiana Airlines flight attendant Kim Ji-yeon standing near a runway with rescued passengers in San Francisco

Asiana Airlines flight attendant Kim Ji-yeon stands near a runway with rescued passengers after Flight 214 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in California July 6, 2013, in this file handout photo provided by passenger Eugene Anthony Rah released to Reuters on July 8, 2013. REUTERS