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Earlier this afternoon Asian Airlines flight 214 from Seoul crash landed at San Francisco International Airport. The Boeing 777-200 reportedly flipped over before the tail broke off.
San Francisco has cancelled all flights into and out of the airport. A complete list of cancelled flights is listed on FlightAware. The airport’s website has crashed repeatedly this afternoon and is not currently available.
The event was quickly captured both by survivors who had exited the plane and by passengers waiting inside airport terminals.
David Eun posted the image above to his Path account and to Twitter.
Twitter user stefanielaine posted this picture to her feed, claiming that the trail of smoke behind the United aircraft was the crash taking place. She was at a hotel across from the runway at the time of the crash.
just realized I have a picture of the actual crash. holy fucking shit. pic.twitter.com/5TnOX96Gsi
— stefanielaine (@stefanielaine) July 6, 2013
The New York Times‘ Nick Bilton has this overhead view of the crash scene:
Picture of plane after the crash at SFO. Passanger said, "the tail was ripped off." pic.twitter.com/zefaW1L2T0
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) July 6, 2013
YouTube user straylor posted these two videos of the plane burning:
FlightAware’s history of the plane’s journey is available here.
Airplane and travel expert Johnny Jet has been tweeting coverage of the event at his account:
— JohnnyJet (@JohnnyJet) July 6, 2013
As a side note, Facebook CFO Sheryl Sandberg posted on her Facebook account that she was meant to be on the flight but changed plans so that she could use United miles: