ANN Real-Time Update, 07.07.13, 0003 ET: Nearly a half a day after the tragic landing accident that destroyed an Asiana B777-200LR, we know the following -- There is a clear and substantial debris trail from the seawall that borders the waters of the bay and the RWY 28L displaced threshold area to the touchdown point on the runway. Debris from the airplane is imbedded in the seawall and lines the theeshold area... most of it being the highly fragmented tail section of the 777, which appears to have lost most of the structure from the aft pressure bulkhead to the absolute tail of the aircraft. A tail strike, before the normal point of touchdown (the seawall) now appears to be pretty much a certainty based o
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