Boeing 777 crash-lands at SFO, passengers tweet from on board

A Boeing 777 airliner crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. According to local news affiliate KTVU, there are at least two dead and 61 injured. The Asiana Airlines flight arriving from Seoul, South Korea, crashed on the tarmac at approximately 11:26a.m. PDT and burst into flames. Passengers escaped the wreckage via emergency exits, while emergency crews responded to the scene. ABC News and NBC News broke in to regular coverage Saturday afternoon to cover the crash.

The FAA have yet to identify the cause of the crash. Samsung executive David Eun was one of the passengers aboard the flight and tweeted soon after:


Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page that she—along with family and colleagues—were originally supposed to be on the plane, but had switched flights. Meanwhile, Boeing has released a statement that reads, “Boeing extends its concern for the safety of those on board Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Boeing is preparing to provide technical assistance to the National Transportation Safety Board as it investigates the accident.”

The crash-landing can be seen in this video taken from SFO and uploaded to YouTube soon after.


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