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Plane crashes on landing in San Francisco

2013-07-06 21:30

San Francisco - A Boeing 777 aircraft crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, US aviation authorities said, with no immediate reports of casualties.

It is not known how many people were on board the plane.

Pictures and video showed the plane, an Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft, engulfed in a large plume of smoke on the runway.

One dramatic photo tweeted by someone claiming to be a survivor showed people streaming out of the jet, with the aircraft's belly on the ground and its tail missing. An inflatable slide was visible at the front entrance.

"I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm ok," the survivor, David Eun, wrote.

News reports said the airport had been closed as firefighters and emergency personnel headed to the scene.

Comments
  • Sechaba Virgil Ndlovu - 2013-07-06 22:10

    It looks like the first class did not burn, now I know why people pay so much for first class sitting.

      Johann Smurph - 2013-07-06 22:37

      Sechaba, the tail is still the safest. Aircraft don't fly into mountains or the ground tail first.

      Sechaba Virgil Ndlovu - 2013-07-06 23:14

      Are you not watching CNN, there is no tail in that flight , its apparently in the sea

  • Mapo-popsy Mphandy - 2013-07-06 22:14

    Nallow escape!

  • Kobus Hattingh - 2013-07-06 22:20

    299 passengers 12 crew. All ok.

      Franscois Botha - 2013-07-06 23:25

      According to Fire department on the ground 2 confirmed dead 61 injured

  • Willie Olivier - 2013-07-06 22:57

    I was a flight steward in 1980. let's face facts! they don't make them like they use to!

  • Mahlatse Patience - 2013-07-07 07:39

    Accident is accident,that's what comes probably unexpected,so let's just say thanks as nobody reported dead on that article.

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