Posts Tagged ‘Smoke’

Boeing 777 Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene

July 6, 2013

Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene *Images from Jon Hammond just 30 minutes ago:

Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene: Flight 214 Asiana Airlines arriving SFO from SEL has crashed – I shot this photo from West Field of SFO near US Post Office facility and Catering – heavy smoke – aircraft separated at tail – amazing the Captain managed to get it in and on to tarmac as I’m hearing it was in trouble on the way in. Many passengers seen leaving aircraft – information still sketchy, this report just came in 3 minutes ago – I shot this photo 20-30 minutes ago – JH *Note: I first heard 191 passengers onboard – now I just heard from an employee – 291 passengers and crew – JH
FAA: Asiana Airlines flight crash lands at San Francisco airport
William M. Welch, USA TODAY 3:48 p.m. EDT July 6, 2013
An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco’s airport Saturday, the Federal Aviation Authority confirmed.

It was not immediately known if there were casualties. Initial images from the scene showed smoke billowing from the plane and emergency exits open from the plane’s fuselage.

The plane was a Boeing 777, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. It crashed on runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport, he said.

Laura Brown, spokeswoman for the FAA in Washington, said Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul was attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport when it crashed.

“All we know is that a foreign airline, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 arriving from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing,” she said. “That’s all I’ve got right now.

A video clip posted to Youtube showed smoke coming from a silver-colored jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides. Images showed the the body of the plane largely intact but with severe fire damage.

The tail of the airplane was separated from the aircraft.

The crash is the first major commercial jet to crash in the United States since a November 2001 crash in New York.

The airline is based in Seoul, South Korea. Its website says its Boeing 777 can carry between 246 to 300 passengers. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

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HammondCast: Justice For Jazz Artists Meeting Advisory Board and HammondCast 148 KYOU Radio

June 19, 2009

Jon Hammond here folks *Member AFM Local 802 & Local 6:
Here is an excerpt and photos of the very important issues being dealt with head on at today’s Jazz Advisory Board meeting at AFM Local 802 Musicians Union. A ‘who’s who’ of veteran jazz musicians attended and also young pro jazz musicians, including:
drummer BERNARD PURDIE, JUNIOR MANCE, BOB CRANSHAW, JIMMY OWENS, Local 802 Asst to the President JOEL LeFEVRE, Local 802 Recording Vice President BILL DENNISON, CHARLES TOLLIVER, BENNY POWELL, 802 Jazz Rep. TODD BRYANT WEEKS, MATTHEW PLUMMER, RUDY SHERIFF LAWLESS, KEITH DAMES, COLIN DEAN and more. Things are just getting rolling so I personally encourage professional jazz musicians and fans and supporters of America’s Music and Musicians to get involved now.
Thanks for your support!
Jon Hammond

Go to
sign the petition to get the club owners to do the right thing as mandated by State of New York to contribute sales tax towards Pension Fund, and you can find a more thorough explanation on the Justice for Jazz Artists site and by contacting Mr. Todd Bryant Weeks at Local 802 directly tel. 212-245-4802 x-185

Fair Standards for NYC Music Clubs

June 16th, 2009
While larger and more financially stable clubs and cabaret spaces offer reasonable compensation to performing musicians, there are a host of smaller venues that do not. The abuse ranges from notorious pay-to-play venues to those that charge for the use of sound equipment or require musicians to guarantee an audience.

What can be done? What are “fair standards” for the treatment of musicians? Give us your feedback as we work to establish a “fair standards code” for these music venues.

Send an email to or call 212 245 4802 X185.

Campaign Picks Up Speed

The Justice for Jazz Artists campaign continues to pick up speed. We now have over 270 petitioners! This number is up from 144 on May 1.

We are currently seeking the endorsements of elected officials and religious leaders, even as we build our petition of jazz artists and musicians who work in other areas—particularly on Broadway and in the concert field.

Here is our list of Coalition Endorsers at Present:

American Federation of Musicians, Tom Lee, President; Sam Folio, Secretary Treasurer
Local 802, Associated Musicians of Greater New York
Local 802 Jazz Advisory Committee
Local 802 Theater Committee
Jazz Foundation of America
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director
New York Central Labor Council
Jazz Ministry at St. Peter’s Church, Amandus J. Derr, Senior Pastor
New School Jazz Department Faculty Committee
Andy Kirk Research Foundation
NY City Councilwoman Diana Reyna (D-34, Brooklyn)
Rutgers-Newark Master’s Program in Jazz History and Research
Dr. Lewis Porter, Jazz Historian and Educator
Dan Morgenstern, Jazz Historian and former editor of Down Beat
John Chilton, Jazz Historian
Maxine Gordon (widow of Dexter Gordon)
Gary Giddins, Jazz Journalist
Nat Hentoff, Jazz Journalist

Won’t you print up copies of the J4JA Petition and Fact Sheet and convince your fellow musicians to sign on? Then simply mail them in to the address below—or drop by the union’s Jazz Dept—on the 3rd floor.

AFM Local 802
322 West 48th Street
New York, New York 10036

Associated Musicians of Greater New York, AFM Local 802322 West 48th Street 3rd floorNew York, New York 10036

*LISTEN TO HammondCast 148 HERE:

HammondCast 148 KYOURADIO with special guest HOUSTON PERSON tenor saxophonist band leader: “Since I Fell for YOU”, Interview with Jon Hammond, “Tenderly” JIMMY McGRIFF R.I.P. “I Got A Woman” and “River’s Invitation” with Hank Crawford + Billy Preston

Bob Cunningham, Bass, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, NDR Jazz, Late Rent, Mikell’s, Jazz Foundation of America, Elmar Lemes, ASCAP Network, B3 organ, XK-3c, Blues, Funky, Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO, Cephas Bowles, Gary Walker, Brian Delp, Josh Jackson, Sylvia Brewer

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond “LATE RENT”

Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America

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ASCAP Network Behind The Beat “NDR SESSIONS Projekt”

Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA

Jon Hammond and Bob Cunningham playing at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America photo by Elmar Lemes

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