Boeing 777 Crashes at San Francisco Airport — 2 Killed

BY Travis Daub  July 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM EDT


Update: 9:00 a.m. EDT – AP reports that all passengers have been accounted for. Two teenage Chinese citizens were killed in the crash. A survivor describes the landing and evacuation to the AP:

Update: 9:01 p.m. EDT – This is the latest news about passengers, directly from ABC News. and the most recent press briefing:

  • 307 people on the plane – 291 passengers, 16 crew
  • 2 dead
  • At least 181 transported to hospitals, at least 22 of them in critical condition (49 went immediately, 132 transported later from the airport)
  • 123 accounted for at the airport without injury
  • 1 unaccounted for

Update: Airport officials say one person still unaccounted for in accident.

Update: Video of NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman spelling out agency’s first steps for investigating the crash, courtesy AP.

Update: 8:44 p.m. EDT – Authorities have announced that there were two fatalities and more than 100 injuries in the crash. There were 307 total passengers and crew onboard the plane and 60 are still missing. The Associated Press reports that the 60 unaccounted passengers are not presumed dead at this time.

5:20 p.m. EDT
A debris field littered runway 28 at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, after a Boeing 777 broke apart during landing. The plane’s fuselage, which detached from the tail section, sat smoldering on the runway. Emergency response vehicles surrounded the wreckage and doused the downed airliner with fire-retardant foam in video footage from a news helicopter flying overhead. Several escape chutes were clearly visible.

The 777, which originated from South Korea was operated by Asiana Airlines–designated Flight 214 from Seoul.

Immediate details on the well-being of passengers was not available. A handful of images and videos, purported to have been shot by Flight 214 passengers, after they had exited the plane, appeared online late Saturday afternoon.

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