The Asiana Flight 214 Crash Site, as Photographed by the NTSB
I am really impressed by the fresh approach the NTSB has taken. Instead of the refusal to give any info until they have everything tied up. Tech savvy, fast with the good information they do have and presented by a camera sharp/press room savvy expert. The head of the NTSB Deborah Hersman.
In the past we have seen crashes that were really disappearances, and basically little physical evidence at all at first. This time we have the extreme opposite situation and the NTSB is acting accordingly. Kudos.
The media has been dominated by coverage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214′s crash landing in San Francisco this past weekend. What’s interesting is that some of the most powerful photographs showing the aftermath were not captured by professional photojournalists, but rather those with the most access to the site: US government employees.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States maintains a very active Twitter account, and has been Tweeting live updates to this story since news of the crash first emerged Saturday morning.
Included in the Tweets are close-up photographs showing the accident site and investigation process. The NTSB sent agents to the airport less than an hour after the incident, and photographs started appearing on the @ntsb Twitter feed.