July 11th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

Dramatic 911 Calls from Flight 214 Passengers Released

Immediately after Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed, passengers started calling 911. The newly released tapes of the calls paint a picture of chaos in and around the plane.

"We've been on the ground I don't know, 20 minutes, a half hour," one caller pleaded. "...there are people laying on the tarmac with critical injuries… We're almost losing a woman over here, we're trying to keep her alive.”

It’s unbelievable, CNN's Miguel Marquez reports, “When a caller says, ‘Look I've just crash landed at San Francisco Airport,’ and the 911 operator says, ‘What runway are you on?’”

Authorities say that there was a very large triage going on near the plane. “But we also know that many individuals ended up near the seawall," says Marquez, "and that's where a lot of the issues came with them not realizing for some minutes there were people who needed assistance there as well.”

Follow along at CNN.com as the story develops.

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