Flash: Boeing 777 Crashes In San Francisco, Casualities Unknown

An Asiana Airlines flight has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco Airport while landing on Saturday.

A video clip posted to Youtube shows smoke coming from a silver-colored jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides.

David Eun, one of the passengers on board confirmed the crash and said the tail of the aircraft was ripped off.

“Fire and rescue people all over the place. They’re evacuating the injured. (I) haven’t felt this way since 9/11”, Eun twitted.

The airline is based in Seoul, South Korea. Its website says its Boeing 777 can carry between 246 to 300 passengers.

Additional report courtesy AP

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