July 10th, 2013
11:43 AM ET

'New Day' Exclusive: A Family's Harrowing Tale of Survival

When Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, two people were killed and 182 people hospitalized with injuries ranging from severe scrapes to paralysis.

The investigation into the terrifying crash is ongoing, but so is the recovery of those injured.

“New Day” Co-anchor Kate Bolduan spoke exclusively with a family injured in the devastating crash.

Jun Jang, was just discharged from the hospital along with his three children, Esther, Joseph and Sarah, who made it out with minor injuries.

They all share their experience live from San Francisco. His wife is still being treated in the hospital.

Jun, who faces minor fractures on his head, feet, neck and chest, believes his injuries were caused mostly from moving backward and forward on the seats in front of them during the impact, but he cannot recall that moment.

“The only thing I remember is…a loud noise as I woke up from my sleep as the plane was landing,” Jun Jang says. “The next thing I remember is that I'm laying down on a field, and first responders are working on me.”

Jun’s daughter Esther remembers the crash more clearly. She was terrified when the reality of it set in.

“After I figured out that all my family members were alive, the only thing I wanted to do was get out of there,” she says.

Having now seen footage of the chaos they all endured, Jun says he and his family are thankful to be alive and just want to return to their regular lives. He’s now concerned about the long-term trauma they may be facing.

“When we go back to Colorado, we certainly need to have a family meeting,” Jun Jang says. "A conversation on this and make sure that everybody's okay.”

Watch CNN's Sara Sidner's exclusive interview with the Jang children from July 9.

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  1. samadams

    That's the end of the article? It said nothing!

    July 11, 2013 at 7:12 am | Reply
  2. Randy Beeman

    I am not enjoying New Day and will find another news service in the mornings. Fox or Headline news or MSNBC. When I wake up I want hard core news, not more entertainment and "fluffy" news.

    July 11, 2013 at 6:52 am | Reply

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