Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco

Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco

Three Dead, 182 Hospitalized After Fiery Crash

Asiana Airlines Plane Crash Survivors Recount Near-Death Experience

By Jean Elle
|  Monday, Jul 8, 2013  |  Updated 12:05 AM PDT
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Survivors of the Asiana Airlines plane that crash landed in San Francisco on Saturday say they are very lucky and grateful to be alive. Jean Elle reports.

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Survivors of the Asiana Airlines plane that crash landed in San Francisco on Saturday say they are very lucky and grateful to be alive. Jean Elle reports.

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Very lucky and grateful to be alive.

Those are some of the sentiments survivors of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 shared with NBC Bay Area.

The flight on Saturday crash landed at the San Francisco International Airport, killing two people and wounding 180.

Eugene Rah said he was bracing for impact because he believed the Boeing 777 he was in was going to crash.

"The very last minute I hear the engine sound, which the pilot probably tried to send more power to lift the plane back up," he said. "I was holding things so tight."

Rah thought he was going to die.

"The impact was so powerful," he said.

View more survivor stories in Jean Elle's video report above.

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