An Asiana Airlines flight from South Korea to San Francisco International Airport ended in tragedy an hour ago. “According to a witness, around 11:20 a.m. the plane was just about to land — its landing gear had come down — when the tail of the plane came off,” Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU reports. More as it comes in.
Update: Numerous photos of crash and its aftermath at Twitchy.
This update, apparently from a survivor of the crash, has gotten nearly 9500 retweets:
Click here for a larger version of the image. Drudge is reporting 291 aboard; the Tweet above by David Eun, an executive with Samsung, reported that “most everyone seems fine. His later tweets add, “Fire and rescue people all over the place. They’re evacuating the injured. Haven’t felt this way since 9/11.” Along with, “Most people are totally calm and trying to let the fire and rescue do their jobs. Just like during 9/11, most people are great and try to be helpful in crisis.”
Newsbreaker adds a close-up shot of the crippled plane:
BREAKING PHOTO: You can see where plane broke apart at the tail in this photo – @ktvu #SanFrancisco #planecrash pic.twitter.com/X0YjmKHcTy
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) July 6, 2013
Newsbreaker is also reporting that “All flights cancelled at
San Francisco airport following major plane crash.”
Update (2:14 PM PDT): KTVU is now reporting “At least two dead, 61 injured” in crash.
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