Plane Crashes At San Francisco Airport [VIDEO]
The Federal Aviation Administration confirms a Boeing 777 airplane has crashed at San Francisco International Airport with many injuries reported according to CNN.
The tail came apart from Asiana Airlines Flight #214, a Boeing 777 from Seoul, South Korea as it landed around 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time according to KCBS. The craft flipped upside down, coming to stop on runway on it’s back according to the station.
There is no confirmation of fatalities but KCBS TV reports the San Francisco Fire Department says there are two deaths.
NBC News reports the flight came in “too short” to make a proper landing.
The airport is shut down with no arriving or departing flights although two runways are expected to be opened soon. KGO TV reports that many flights are being diverted to Oakland and San Jose. International flights are being diverted to Los Angeles.
NBC News reports the plane did not call in any distress calls prior to landing. There is also no sign of terrorism according to the network.
CNN reports conditions were clear and calm at the time of landing.
All 290 passengers and 16 crew members on board the jet are accounted for according to radio transmissions.Some can be seen in video walking away from the plane.The Los Angeles Times says 48 on board are being treated at hospitals for their injuries.
“You heard a pop and you immediately saw a large, brief fireball that came from underneath the aircraft,” a witness told CNN. “It began to cartwheel.” Pictures on Twitter initially showed plumes of black smoke billowing into the air.
Passengers were coming off the plane using inflatable slides on the side of the plane. A search and rescue was being done of San Francisco Bay with boats and helicopters.
Among the passengers on the plane are Samsung Executive and former AOL and Google developer David Eun who began to tweet from the crash scene.
— David Eun (@Eunner) July 6, 2013
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg posted that she was supposed to be on the flight but switched to United at the last minute.
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