How terrible! On July 6 a jet carrying hundreds of passengers crash landed at an airport in San Francisco, Calif., killing at least two people and injuring many more.
It was a violent sight at San Francisco International airport on July 6, as an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 plane carrying 306 people coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed on the runway, causing a ghastly fire, horrific damage to the aircraft, and reportedly two deaths.
Boeing 777 Crash Lands In San Francisco
The violent crash landing has taken two lives, according to KTVU, and 181 more people have been injured. According to officials, 49 passengers were seriously injured, 133 people received minor injuries, and and 123 were not injured. The two passengers who died were both Chinese girls in their mid-teens, the CEO of Asiana Airlines said.
Other people waiting for their flights at San Francisco International became eyewitnesses to this horrifying event, as the plane spun violently across the runway. A huge cloud of black smoke could be seen for miles from the crash site.
“I just saw a plane crash start to finish. I can’t stop crying, I can’t believe this,” onlooker Danielle Wells tweeted. Other eyewitnesses reported that the plane’s tail appeared to tear off before skidding to a stop. The ceiling of the plane was also burnt completely off, according to CNN. Rescue workers hurried to the burning plane and passengers were seen evacuating the aircraft via inflatable slides.
There allegedly were no precautions made for a crash landing, according to CNN, meaning that an issue must have arisen just moments before landing.
The plane reportedly left Incheon International Airport in South Korea and flew 10 hours and 23 minutes to San Francisco. The reason for the crash is not yet known, but the National Transportation Safety Board is reportedly sending a “go team” to investigate the crash.
All flights in and out of San Francisco have been canceled, according to CNN.
Again, there is no word yet if any passengers sustained injuries, but stay tuned to HollywoodLife.com for more on this developing story. Our thoughts are with all those involved, as well as their friends and family.
— Andrew Gruttadaro