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Flight 214's voice of reason: Who is David Eun?

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  • Eun was the first survivor to tweet from the plane crash
  • 'I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm ok. Surreal'
Flight 214's voice of reason: Who is David Eun?

San Fran plane crash: A timeline of what happened

San Fran plane crash: A timeline of what happened

Samsung Executive David Eun became an amateur reporter Saturday, tweeting some of the first details about the Boeing 777 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport

Eun was able to walk away from the wrecked plane and went to social networking sites Path and Twitter to detail the moments shortly after the crash.

 

 

Eun, a self-described "pensive optimist," managed to keep his cool despite the tragedy. Eun compared the experience to 9/11, saying that the scene was crazy and describing it in brief for his followers.

 

 

When CNN contacted Eun for details, he said he preferred to keep the focus on saving lives.

 

 

The crash left two Chinese teenagers dead and 182 people injured. Somehow, 305 people survived the accident. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was en route from Seoul, South Korea, when it crashed around 11:30 a.m. PT (2:30 p.m. ET) on its approach to the airport.

The rear of the plane struck the runway on the way down, according to passengers. Video showed the roof of the plane's fuselage was ripped or burned out and the tail section was completely torn off.

READ MORE: Crash survivor: 'Chaos, disbelief, screaming'

The National Transportation Safety Board has recovered two flight recorders, which have been to sent to Washington D.C. for analysis. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined, but the CEO of Asiana Airlines said in a press conference that there was no engine failure that he knew of and that he believed the crash was caused by human error.

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