Benjamin Levy, one passenger and SF General patient, shared his harrowing story as he left the hospital Saturday night
“My prayer and my thoughts are with the people that are in the hospital and their families,” Levy said.
Levy is a venture capitalist who lives in San Francisco.
He was landing this morning on Asiana flight 214 when he said it seemed like the pilot underestimated the beginning of the runway.
“The guy started pushing the throttle again to try to go back up again because he realized he was not going to make it,” Levy said. “So, there was a lot of water splashing up into the engine, we almost landed in the water.”
Levy said landing appeared to him to happen in slow motion.
“Hitting really hard,” Levy said. “And then we're going back up and I'm thinking maybe we're going to be taking off again and we didn't. We went back down pretty hard. Bounced.”
Levy was one of 53 patients brought here to SF General.
His wife tweeted a picture of him in the hospital being treated for broken ribs.
She says levy was sitting in the exit row and helped about 50 people evacuate the plane.
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