We cannot even imagine. Just moments after the Boeing 777 they were on crashed on the runway in San Francisco, Calif., passengers tweeted their immediate, stunned reactions, possibly shocked they were still alive.
An Asiana Airplanes jet carrying 306 people slammed to the ground at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, losing its tail and bursting into flames. The horrifying accident has reportedly killed two people and injured 182 more, according to KTVU, but there were also crash survivors who recounted their experience just seconds after evacuating the burning airplane.
Passenger Tweets About ‘Surreal’ Plane Crash
“I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal,” David Eun, a Samsung executive, tweeted. He also posted a shocking photo of the grounded Boeing 777 with smoke billowing out of it and survivors fleeing the scene.
He continued to update his followers: “Fire and rescue people all over the place. They’re evacuating the injured. Haven’t felt this way since 9/11,” he said, and also added, “At Terminal now. Very grateful I’m ok. Thanks for all your best wishes but please do not call me right now. Will keep everyone posted.” Wow — how terrifying.
San Francisco Plane Crash: ‘My Dad Is Safe’
Eunice Rah, though not on the airplane, received text message updates from her father, who was one of the passengers on the flight. “My dad is safe, texted me this of the 777 crash. Ppl being checked for injuries at terminal,” she tweeted. Eunice also tweeted a pair of astonishing photographs that her father sent her of the plane up in smoke.
And there was one plane passenger who got an up close look at the crash — although Marilyn McCullough was a passenger of another plane on the runway at San Francisco International. Along with a picture taken from her small airplane window, she tweeted, “#sfo #planecrash #delays.”
This crash is such an awful tragedy and our thoughts are with the families of those who were killed and injured, as well as those who helped with the rescue and evacuation missions. But it is amazing that in this Twitter age, you can be crashing on a plane one minute, and tweeting a picture out of it the next.
— Andrew Gruttadaro