Latest update on crash of Boeing 777 at the San Francisco Airport.
NBC just reported, “A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The airplane was coming in from Seoul, South Korea and apparently crashed sometime after touching down on Runway 28. No other details were immediately available.”
There are no details available at this time. Watch this story for updates. Black smoke is seen from the sight. Medical personel are on the scene.
Update: Latest news footage shows what appears to be passengers sliding down the emergency exits as thick black smoke engulfed the fuselage. Fire crews are spraying retardant around the plane as emergency crews respond to the scene. A Boeing 777 can carry up to 300 passengers. Asiana Airlines has not released the number of passengers and crew onboard the in-fated flight. The FAA is responding a team to the crash site.
CBS News just reported, “
Asiana is a South Korean airline, second in size to national carrier Korean Air. It has recently tried to expand its presence in the United States, and joined the oneWorld alliance, anchored by American Airlines and British Airways.
The 777-200 is a long-range plane from Boeing. The twin-engine aircraft is one of the world’s most popular long-distance planes, often used for flights of 12 hours or more, from one continent to another. The airline’s website says its 777s can carry between 246 to 300 passengers.
The last time a large U.S. airline lost a plane in a fatal crash was an American Airlines Airbus A300 taking off from JFK in 2001.
The Boeing 777 that crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport this afternoon was reportedly carrying 291 passengers and 16 crew members.
NBC reports, ” At least two people were killed and scores injured, and at least 60 passengers were unaccounted for.” The scene is surreal, some people walked away without injury, while others lost their life. Check back for latests updates.