Developing: Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco International
Saturday, July 6, 2013
A Boeing 777 that news outlets say was inbound from Seoul, South Korea, is on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport with smoke billowing from its fuselage. It appears the jet broke into at least two large pieces.
We'll have more as the news comes in.
Update at 4 p.m. ET. On The Passenger Who Tweeted "Everyone Seems Fine":
All Things D profiled Samsung executive David Eun in December 2011. He's the person who tweeted "I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm ok. Surreal..." and posted a photo of the crippled jet that is now going viral.
Update at 3:52 p.m. ET. Nearly 300 On Board, KCBS Reports:
"The airline said 291 people were on board, but there was no official word on any casualties," reports San Francisco's KCBS-TV.
Update at 3:45 p.m. ET. Fire Quickly Extinguished:
"It's not immediately known how many casualties are involved, though televised pictures and images
Update at 3:35 p.m. ET. "Everyone Seems Fine":
A man who says he was on board, Samsung executive David Eun, has tweeted that, "I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm ok. Surreal..." He's also posted a photo of what looks to be the same plane that's being seen on the cable news networks' broadcasts. The photo, taken on the ground, shows a crippled Asiana Airlines jet, smoke rising, and passengers walkng away.
Eun has also tweeted this: "Lots of activity here. Friends, pls don't call right now. I'm fine. Most people are totally calm and trying to..."
Update at 3:32 p.m. ET. Asiana Flight 214:
It was Asiana Airlines flight 214, which was due to land at 11:28 a.m. local time (2:28 p.m. ET).
Update at 3:27 p.m. ET. More From FAA:
"A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. That's all I have for now." FAA public affairs manager Lynn Lunsford emails to NPR's Daniel Bobkoff.
Update at 3:22 p.m. ET. FAA Confirms, AP Reports.
The Associated Press just moved this alert: "FAA: Asiana Airlines flight crashes while landing at San Francisco airport; injuries unknown."
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